October 6, 2015

What Malala Can Teach Us All About Education

This is a post by JBFC Student Critic Caleb Feinstein Most teens today don’t imagine themselves risking their lives to stand up for thousands of people they don’t even know, but that’s exactly...

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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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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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November 18, 2013

Good Money Gone Bad

We all remember the horrific 2010 earthquake in Haiti that killed 230,000 people and left another 1.5 million homeless. Perhaps you heard all about the $11 billion pledged by various countries and organizations to...

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November 15, 2013

Brace Yourself, This Is Not Your Typical Documentary

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel Rather, Our Nixon, an all-archival film in which director Penny Lane has cleverly stitched together  home movies (more about those in a minute), Oval...

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November 7, 2013

Third Time’s the Charm

We’re thrilled to have Alex Gibney back at our theater for the third time with Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream. Gibney was here in 2007 for Taxi to the Dark Side,...

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November 6, 2013

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture & Human Rights 2013

Our signature documentary series “Global Watch: Crisis, Culture &  Human Rights” opens today, Wednesday, November 6, and runs through Tuesday, November 26.  With 21 powerful films and numerous discussions on some of the most...

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November 4, 2013

Murder, Musicals, and More: The Act of Killing

This is a post by JBFC Programmer Christopher Funderburg The Act of Killing is a film that could change your life. This is a bit of  cliche in terms of how art is...

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January 11, 2013
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Our Friend Oscar

Oscar nominations were awarded to the various films we’ve shown throughout the year. Along with nominated narratives such as Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, and Beasts of the Southern Wild, just to name a few, are the nominated documentaries, How...

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November 14, 2012

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE WOMEN – Part 2 (Brave Women)

Brave women, women filmmakers…our Global Watch series has it all! Here are 2 more unforgettable films that you won’t want to miss. Let’s start in Southern India, where domestic disputes have historically been...

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November 9, 2012

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE WOMEN – PART 1 (Exploited Women)

From the brothel to the runway….our Global Watch series has it all. Here are 2 unforgettable films you won’t want to miss. Let’s start with the world’s oldest profession. Ever wonder what the...

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November 1, 2012

This is What Climate Change Looks Like: From melting glaciers to sinking Islands

During the first week of November, we will be screening two extraordinary films showcasing compelling and far-reaching climate change issues as part of our Global Watch documentary series. You won’t want to miss...

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