July 9, 2015
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Music to My Ears

This is a post by JBFC Marketing Intern, Stacy Zakalik The 2015 “Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries” series is at the Burns from July 16 through August 27, 2015. Exploring many different...

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July 8, 2015


This is a post by JBFC Marketing Intern Allen Kessman The new, critically acclaimed, documentary of singer Amy Winehouse, Amy, opens at the Burns July 10. Directed by Asif Kapadia and distributed by...

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July 30, 2014

If there had only been Youtube!

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel Then the music of Reverend Gary Davis, the great blues, ragtime, and gospel guitarist, would have surely gone viral! Born blind and poor in...

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July 25, 2014
Charlie Haden

Remembering Charlie Haden

We were saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jazz bassist Charlie Haden on July 11. Only a month earlier, here at the Burns, we held a special “Tribute to Charlie...

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July 8, 2014
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(Rock ‘n) Roll the film!

This is a post by JBFC Education Assistant Karolina Manko Get ready, our “Sounds of Summer” film series launches this week on Thursday, July 10! That’s right, all summer long our theater will...

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July 2, 2014

Cool Docs for Hot Days

Comment on this post with the first concert you ever saw. We will pick one winner at random for two tickets to our  “Sounds of Summer” opening night event Celebrating Pete Seeger on...

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May 3, 2014


This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel “Jazz Sessions: The Greats on Camera,” May 8-June 25  It’s becoming a tradition….once again this year there are 5 fab nights of great jazz...

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July 17, 2013


This is a post from JBFC Programmer Karen Sloe Goodman As one of the programmers for this year’s “Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries” series, I am particularly excited that we will be...

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July 2, 2013

There’s Music in the Air

Oh, it must be Sounds of Summer, our electric and eclectic music documentaries series returning to the Burns July 10-Aug. 28.  No matter what type of music turns you on, we’ve got it covered…plus...

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December 26, 2012

Almost Famous

Who doesn’t grow up listening to his favorite rock band without dreaming of being a rock ‘n’ roll superstar himself? In David Chase‘s (The Sopranos) feature directorial debut, Not Fade Away, the bands are...

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October 5, 2012
Sugar Man

Come Find Sugar Man

More people have seen Searching for Sugar Man at our theater than almost any other theater in the country, and everyone who has “found” Rodriguez here is making the same claim. Searching for...

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August 29, 2012
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Sugar Man is Sweet

Rodriguez was the greatest ’70s U.S. rock icon who never was. His albums were critically well-received, but sales bombed, and he faded away into obscurity among rumors of suicide. But in South Africa...

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August 11, 2012
The Tokens

{Staff Spotlight} Sean Gallagher

Who is Jay Siegel? Chances are if you saw his picture you would not recognize him, but if you heard his voice you’d know him immediately. He is the man behind the falsetto...

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July 25, 2012

Strung out on the Banjo

Is there any instrument whose sound is more recognizable and whose history is more conflicted than that of “America’s instrument,” the banjo? If you think you’ve learned everything there is to know about...

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