Press Releases

PRESS CONTACT:  Lori Zakalik, 914.773.7663, ext. 434 - lzakalik@burnsfilmcenter.org

Thank you for your interest in the Jacob Burns Film Center. Please click on the links below to view recent press releases.

July 29, 2014

Jacob Burns Film Center Receives Support from Con Edison

Con Edison continues its partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) through a generous contribution for Visual Literacy Education Programs which will benefit more than 12,000 Westchester County students in year-round programs at the JBFC’s Media Arts Lab as well as in schools, after school settings, and during the summer.

Press release (pdf)

Jacob Burns Film Center Receives Support from Con Edison

June 23, 2014

Sounds of Summer Music Documentaries at the Jacob Burns Film Center

The annual “Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries” series at the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) will kick off on July 10 with a multimedia event of rare film clips, live music by Tom Chapin and Mike + Ruthy, and conversation highlighting the life of the late Pete Seeger, followed by a reception and more live music from the Shovel Ready String Band. The series ends on August 31. Guests include Beatles expert Scott Freiman, Ukrainian pianist Irena Portenko playing Chopin etudes, jazz legend Dick Hyman, radio personality Dennis Elsas, musician Woody Mann, baritone Thesele Kemane, and many more.

Press release (pdf)

Sounds of Summer Music Documentaries at the Jacob Burns Film Center

June 3, 2014

Jacob Burns Film Center to Participate in County-Wide Sound Art Exhibition

This summer, the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) will participate in a multi-location open-air sound art exhibition, entitled In the Garden of Sonic Delights, an initiative of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. The JBFC’s interactive sound exhibition, Usonia, is the result of a collaboration between sound artist John Morton, JBFC faculty member Adam Rokhsar, and four Pleasantville High School students, Dylan Franks, Kate O'Brien, Jack Butler, and Jacob Nemec. It will be on display in Pleasantville’s Nonna Square, a small urban green in downtown Pleasantville adjoining the train station, from June 7 through the fall. The JBFC will host a public opening ceremony for the exhibition on Monday, June 9 at 4:00 pm in Nonna Square.

Press release (pdf)

Jacob Burns Film Center to Participate in County-Wide Sound Art Exhibition

April 17, 2014

Jacob Burns Film Center Elects New Board Leadership

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announced today that at the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees Hugh Price was elected Chairman of the Board and Janet Benton was elected to the newly-created position of Vice Chair. Former Board Chairman David Swope is now Director Emeritus.

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Jacob Burns Film Center Elects New Board Leadership

April 10, 2014

Two Lebanese Filmmakers to be in Residence at Jacob Burns Film Center

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) today announced that Lebanese documentary filmmakers George Tarabay and Elias Khalil will be the Center’s 14th and 15th International Fellows. Tarabay and Khalil will be in residency at the JBFC from April 16 through May 18, working on their documentary The Changing Map of Lebanon, which they are making with the support of Greenhouse, a development program for documentary filmmakers.

Press release (pdf)

Two Lebanese Filmmakers to be in Residence at Jacob Burns Film Center
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