July 30, 2015

A New Kind of Thriller

This is a post by JBFC Marketing Intern Stacy Zakalik Phoenix, directed by Christian Petzold (Barbara), opens at the Burns July 31 as a Westchester Exclusive. A noir thriller rich with ties to...

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June 30, 2015

Introducing Champ Ensminger: Summer 2015 Emerging Artist Fellow

This is a post by Champ Ensminger, Summer 2015 JBFC Emerging Artist Fellow When I left New York last year for my birthplace of Chiang Mai, Thailand, I thought I had stepped away from...

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June 19, 2015

Deadly SINema

This is a post by JBFC Marketing Intern Stacy Zakalik The Burns is proud to present “Deadly SINema,” a film series running from June 23 through June 29. The series explores the Seven...

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March 6, 2015

{Cinemania Student Critics} Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea, an Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature, is screening at the Burns for two days only, at 3:00 pm on both Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15. Our...

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March 4, 2015

In Case of No Emergency

This is a post by film critic and former JBFC International Fellow Mihai Chirilov There is nothing more pleasing for a film programmer to be right there when a talent is born. I...

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February 11, 2015

Is it Possible to Pick a Winner?

This is a post by Abby Popper, JBFC Public Relations I don’t know how they do it – the Oscar judges that is! Watching the Live Action Shorts that the Burns is showing over...

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February 4, 2015
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On the Short List

This is a post by JBFC Marketing Intern Stacy Zakalik Are you tired of always having to listen to the Best Picture talk? Usually, when I watch the Academy Awards ceremony, Best Picture...

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January 12, 2015

Special Guests at the JBFC in 2014

We welcomed over 200 guests to the JBFC Theater in 2014. From Jon Stewart to David Byrne to Anjelica Huston to Neil deGrasse Tyson, we hosted filmmaker, musicians, actors, authors, scientists, and more! Check out the...

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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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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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September 17, 2014

A Message from Lina Matta

“Contemporary Arab Cinema” opens tonight and runs through September 24! To kick off the series, here is a letter from series curator Lina Matta: The Middle East has been going through a particularly...

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September 16, 2014
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Handpicked by Martin Scorsese!

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel Martin Scorsese and his nonprofit The Film Foundation handpicked and digitally restored films by some of Poland’s most accomplished and lauded filmmakers. The result?...

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June 6, 2014

Poster Child for Independent Cinema

Over the past year at the Burns, we’ve shown 377 films from 41 countries around the world, and many of them appeared in our curated annual and ongoing series. For each series we program,...

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June 5, 2014

The Misfits Form a Band

Who hasn’t dreamed of being in a punk rock band as a child? I can easily name five bands I formed with my friends in middle school and high school, and yet, all were...

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