December 29, 2014

{Staff Picks} Best Films of 2014

There are only a few days left before we say goodbye to 2014 and our staff took some time to reflect on their favorite films of the year. So take a look at...

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December 22, 2014

{Cinemania Student Critic} It’s A Wonderful Life

This is a post by JBFC Cinemania Student Critic Caleb Feinstein It’s a Wonderful Life, directed by Frank Capra, is the charming story of a man whose life is saved by his guardian...

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December 19, 2014

George Bailey Said It Best: It’s a Wonderful Life!

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel This 1946 holiday classic, a film that seems destined to live forever (and director Frank Capra’s favorite) is back at the Burns by popular...

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December 15, 2014

{Cinemania Student Critic} Favorite Christmas Movie

This is a post by JBFC Cinemania Student Critic Andrew Torpie Elf, 2003 The light-hearted holiday hit of 2003, Elf, is guaranteed to make you and your family smile, no matter how many...

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December 11, 2014

Film Imitating Life in The Imitation Game

This is a post by JBFC Programmer Andrew Jupin Starting in late October — almost two months after the Toronto International Film Festival and a couple weeks after the New York Film Festival...

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December 1, 2014

Take the Plunge and Dive Right In…

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel …To “Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema” playing at the Burns December 5-10. The treasure-trove of films selected this year (this is, in fact, the 9th...

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November 26, 2014
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JBFC International Fellow has an Interstellar Perspective

This is a post by JBFC Education Assistant Karolina Manko What does it mean to be “planetary?” That’s what filmmaker and JBFC International Fellow, Guy Reid (pictured left) asks every group of students...

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November 24, 2014
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{Cinemania Student Critics} Charlie Chaplin Shorts

On Saturday, November 15, three of our 7-8 grade Cinemania students joined over 200 other film-lovers of all ages for a screening of Charlie Chaplin shorts with live music accompaniment by Not So Silent...

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November 21, 2014
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Mike Nichols (1931-2014)

We were saddened to learn that legendary filmmaker Mike Nichols passed away earlier this week. His work spanned decades and provided us with some of the greatest films of the 20th century. We...

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November 10, 2014


This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel If you missed the brilliant revival of John Steinbeck’s depression-era classic Of Mice & Men on the Great White Way last summer, “a moving...

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October 30, 2014

Here’s the Good News

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel Uplifting stories of courageous people demanding justice both here at home and around the world pepper our signature fall series “Global Watch: Crisis, Culture...

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October 30, 2014

9 Scary Movies You Shouldn’t Watch Alone!

1 – The Silence of the Lambs (1991) – Director: Jonathan Demme A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his...

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October 28, 2014

Somebody’s Watching Me

This is a post by JBFC Website and Membership Assistant Nicole Testa Director Laura Poitras was working on a documentary about surveillance –the third film in a trilogy about post 9/11 America. The...

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October 20, 2014

It’s a Bird, It’s a Bat, It’s Michael Keaton!

In the new film from Alejandro González Iñárritu, Michael Keaton plays actor Riggan Thomson, who is best known for his role as an iconic superhero and is looking to revamp his career after falling on hard times. No,...

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