I’ve been going to the Jacob Burns Film Center for a long time, since my days living in Westchester – they’ve had many notable guests for Q&As after screenings and they feature an impressive variety of film series. Some we have enjoyed as a group are Frameworks: Art on Film, Dance on Film and Focus on Nature; these – as well as their special tasting events and book talks – keep us coming back. Just recently I was there for a screening of At Eternity’s Gate, and hearing from filmmaker and artist Julian Schnabel afterwards was fascinating. Learning from filmmakers and actors who are part of the production gives a much appreciated, added insight into the stories that films tell. Here, Abby Popper from the Jacob Burns Film Center shares some of what’s coming up this season.
The Weather Outside is Frightful, So Stay Warm at The Jacob Burns Film Center
By Abby Popper
Looking for something to do with family and friends over the holidays? You can share The Nutcracker from the Royal Opera House in London on December 20 at 6:00 pm or It’s a Wonderful Life on December 22-25, and for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day see some of the best of the current movies. FYI, The Favourite opens on 12/7 and Mary Queen of Scots opens on 12/14.
And after you have gone back on a diet and put away all your holiday gifts, you can join us for films in several of our ongoing series such as: Retro Revival, World Stage on Screen, Remix: The Modern Black Experience in Film, Media, and Art, Global Watch: Crisis & Social Action, or Senior Afternoon Cinema. (And don’t forget our JBFC Kids programming!)
Can’t decide what to see? Here are two highlights from our winter programming: What Is Democracy on January 17, and one of our most fun evenings of the year—Oscar Talk with Janet Maslin and Mark Harris—in February. (Date TBD – check website)
The late filmmaker Jonathan Demme—who was a JBFC Board member and a curator of programming here—once said, “The JBFC is a force for social change disguised as a movie theater.” This is so true! Please visit our website at burnsfilmcenter.org to check out all of our programming and great speaker events. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office, which opens at noon on weekdays and 11:00 am on weekends. And if you have questions, please call me at 914.773.7663, ext. 424.
Abby Popper, Marketing & PR
Jacob Burns Film Center
Green Book Q&A with Janet Maslin and Actor Viggo Mortensen
Jacob Burns Film Center is located at 364 Manville Road in Pleasantville, New York. For more information about their films, events, film courses and community programming: burnsfilmcenter.org or (914) 747-5555.