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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October 17, 2014
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This is a post by Abby Popper, JBFC Public Relations I was lucky enough to see a preview screening of Pride here at the JBFC upon the recommendation of my son who had seen...

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October 15, 2014
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Dance Flicks…Here we go again!

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel “Dance on Film,” our annual series celebrating (what else?) dance, kicks off with a bang on October 24 at 7:15….an eye-popping new 4K DCP restoration...

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October 7, 2014
Twelfth Night

Ready to Travel Through Time?

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel Come and be transported back to the year 1601 in the Globe Theatre’s sublime production of Twelfth Night, one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. With...

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October 7, 2014
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Geoffrey Holder

We were saddened to learn of the passing of famed actor Geoffrey Holder, who died Sunday, October 5 at age 84. Holder was at the Jacob Burns Film Center back in 2005 with...

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October 6, 2014

Halloween Movie Marathon

This is a post by JBFC Programmer Andrew Jupin Late October is my favorite time of year – changing leaves, hoodies, playoff baseball, and, of course, Halloween! Yes, Halloween, the holiday where even...

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September 24, 2014


This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel Come and enjoy A Broadway Lullaby, an evening event featuring a film, a Q&A with Tony Award-winning composer Rupert Holmes and a live music performances by Kate...

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September 18, 2014

Expect the Unexpected

This is a post by JBFC Membership and Website Assistant Nicole Testa Life can be full of surprises sometimes. The other morning when I was getting ready, for example, I opened my shower...

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September 17, 2014

Laughter is the Best Medicine

As you stare at the poster for The Skeleton Twins, the film’s stars, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, stare skeptically back at you and you can’t help but assume that this film is a comedy. How could it...

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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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September 10, 2014
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Patema Inverted

This is a post by JBFC Marketing Intern Samantha Caridi Anime fan or not, this film is a must see! Director Yashiro Yoshiura introduces Patema Inverted, a family-friendly animated fable from Japan, brought to...

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