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Tuesday, July 29

Boyhood

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"... [I]t's almost Joycean in its appreciation of the scruffy magic of everyday life." (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly)


Filmed over 12 years, Richard Linklater's latest is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane). Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood is a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and impossible to watch without thinking about one's own journey through life.

Tues, July 22 Q&A actor Ellar Coltrane and NY Times critic Janet Maslin 

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New York Times review


Richard Linklater. 2014. 165 m. R. USA. IFC Films.

3:00 PM   3:45 PM   6:15 PM   9:30 PM  

Begin Again

New Releases

"...[T]here are times when the thing you want most is not a big, important movie but a simple, beautiful story told with sensitivity, warmth, humor and a big heart. Times when you don’t need a movie to save your life, you just need a movie to make you feel good. For those times, John Carney is playing our tune." (Steve Pond, The Wrap)

A soul-stirring music-filled comedy from from the writer-director of Once. Starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, Begin Again is an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Also starring: Catherine Keener, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, and Mos Def.

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John Carney. 2014. 101 m. R. USA.

3:10 PM   5:25 PM   7:40 PM   9:55 PM  

Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy Center

Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2014

Woody Guthrie’s granddaughter Anna Canoni kicks things off with a multimedia introduction including rare photographs and audio clips, and then we’ll screen Jim Brown’s film of 2012’s spectacular Woody Guthrie tribute concert in Washington that featured Judy Collins, Jackson Browne, Roseanne Cash, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ani DiFranco, and many more. It’s a moving all-star celebration of his contributions to American music, culture, and history.

INTRODUCED by Anna Canoni, Senior Operations Manager of Woody Guthrie Publications and Guthrie’s granddaughter

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Jim Brown. 2013. 85 m. NR. USA.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)



Wednesday, July 30

Boyhood

New Releases

"... [I]t's almost Joycean in its appreciation of the scruffy magic of everyday life." (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly)


Filmed over 12 years, Richard Linklater's latest is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane). Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood is a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and impossible to watch without thinking about one's own journey through life.

Tues, July 22 Q&A actor Ellar Coltrane and NY Times critic Janet Maslin 

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New York Times review


Richard Linklater. 2014. 165 m. R. USA. IFC Films.

1:00 PM   3:00 PM   4:15 PM   6:15 PM   7:30 PM   9:30 PM  

Begin Again

New Releases

"...[T]here are times when the thing you want most is not a big, important movie but a simple, beautiful story told with sensitivity, warmth, humor and a big heart. Times when you don’t need a movie to save your life, you just need a movie to make you feel good. For those times, John Carney is playing our tune." (Steve Pond, The Wrap)

A soul-stirring music-filled comedy from from the writer-director of Once. Starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, Begin Again is an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Also starring: Catherine Keener, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, and Mos Def.

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John Carney. 2014. 101 m. R. USA.

3:10 PM   5:25 PM   7:40 PM   9:55 PM  



Thursday, July 31

Boyhood

New Releases

"... [I]t's almost Joycean in its appreciation of the scruffy magic of everyday life." (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly)


Filmed over 12 years, Richard Linklater's latest is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane). Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood is a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and impossible to watch without thinking about one's own journey through life.

Tues, July 22 Q&A actor Ellar Coltrane and NY Times critic Janet Maslin 

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New York Times review


Richard Linklater. 2014. 165 m. R. USA. IFC Films.

2:00 PM   3:00 PM   3:45 PM   6:15 PM   7:00 PM   9:30 PM  

Begin Again

New Releases

"...[T]here are times when the thing you want most is not a big, important movie but a simple, beautiful story told with sensitivity, warmth, humor and a big heart. Times when you don’t need a movie to save your life, you just need a movie to make you feel good. For those times, John Carney is playing our tune." (Steve Pond, The Wrap)

A soul-stirring music-filled comedy from from the writer-director of Once. Starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, Begin Again is an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Also starring: Catherine Keener, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, and Mos Def.

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John Carney. 2014. 101 m. R. USA.

3:05 PM Cancelled 10:10 PM  

Dick Hyman in Reel Time

Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2014

Playing piano and showing film clips, legendary composer, arranger, conductor and pianist Dick Hyman will share selections from his favorite film scores and discuss the process of applying music to film—a subject he’s mastered on feature films including Woody Allen’s Zelig, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Broadway Danny Rose, Stardust Memories, Hannah and Her Sisters, Radio Days, Norman Jewison’s Moonstruck, and Jeremy Kagan’s Scott Joplin

LIVE MUSIC and multimedia presentation with jazz legend Dick Hyman  

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Various Directors. 90 m. NR. . N/A.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $20 (members), $30 (nonmembers)



Wednesday, August 6

Harlem Street Singer: The Guitar Gospel of Reverend Gary Davis

Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2014

Featuring LIVE MUSIC Performance by Woody Mann!

A new film celebrating the great American ragtime and gospel musician, whose unique style and remarkable skills on the guitar made him an icon in 1960s New York and inspired a generation of musicians. Harlem Street Singer celebrates the beauty and spirituality of his music as well as the human qualities that made Reverend Davis a much beloved teacher and minister. Featuring great performances and interviews with musicians he influenced and taught, including Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane, David Bromberg and Woody Mann. 

Q&A filmmakers Trevor LaurenceSimeon Hutner and producer/musician Woody Mann. Guitarist Woody Mann received his first musical schooling in the living room of Reverend Gary Davis, and complemented this with formal training at New York’s celebrated Juilliard School. He has since become one of the world’s most renowned guitar masters and song writing story tellers with his own contemporary improvisational style.

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Simeon Hutner/ Trevor Laurence. 2013. 78 m. NR. USA. N/A.

7:45 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)



Wednesday, August 13

Dennis Elsas' Rock n' Roll Never Forgets

Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2014

Join legendary New York radio personality Dennis Elsas for this live multimedia experience featuring highlights from his history-making interviews with John Lennon, Elton John, Jerry Garcia, and others. As one of the pioneers of the progressive FM radio revolution at WNEW-FM, and now on air from New York City on 90.7 WFUV and nationally on SiriusXM Satellite Classic Vinyl (26), he’s had a front row seat for rock’s greatest eras and shares his favorite stories and experiences. A fascinating and fun show.

MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION by WFUV's Dennis Elsas 

Click here for a brief video preview Dennis Elsas

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Various Directors. 2014. 90 m. USA.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $15 (members), $20 (nonmembers)



Sunday, August 17

Speak the Music: Robert Mann and the Mysteries of Chamber Music

Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2014

Robert Mann has been a vital force in music for more than 70 years. As founder and first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet, and as a soloist, composer, teacher, and conductor, Mann has brought a refreshing sense of adventure to performance and teaching worldwide. This engrossing documentary is crammed with the 93-year-old’s anecdotes, on-stage footage, and fascinating visits to his master classes. The way this funny, intense, persistent man speaks about music is as extraordinary as his dazzling performances.

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Allan Miller. 2013. 58 m. NR. USA. First Run Features.

12:00 PM  



Monday, August 18

The 78 Project Movie

Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2014

This festival favorite tracks the 78 Project as it journeys across America to make intimate 78 rpm records with an array of musicians—folk artists, punk rockers, Cajun singers, and others— and technologists, historians, and other experts in every facet of field recording add their insights. Using a 1930s Presto direct-to-disk recorder and one microphone, each session consists of one three-minute take. Everyone is astonished by the rich sound of the antique disks and the ineffable romance of old-time recordings.

Q&A director Alex Steyermark and producer Lavinia Wright with JBFC Programmer Andrew Jupin

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Alex Steyermark. 2014. 95 m. NR. USA. N/A.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $7 (members), $12 (nonmembers)



Wednesday, August 20

Being Alone: A Porches Tour Documentary

Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2014

Local Element: Work from a Westchester Perspective is a series which provides a public showcase for new work, fosters emerging talent, and helps build a stronger community among area filmmakers. 

Six young musicians hit the road in a breaking-down bus and ride from sea to shining sea, on tour as the “bummer pop” band Porches. Travel with them from their beginnings in a Pleasantville living room to indie success. Now based in Brooklyn, the band released their first full-length CD last year and have become regular fixtures at various NYC venues.

Q&A producer/director/cinematographer Heather Craig, who is from Pleasantville, and editor Erin Whitson

For tickets please RSVP to Lzakalik@burnsfilmcenter.org with the subject line “Porches.” Space is limited.

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Heather Craig. 2014. 92 m. NR. USA. Feathervane Productions.

7:30 PM  



Thursday, August 21

Brasslands

Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2014

Brasslands is a joyful documentary that captures the lively spirit of Balkan brass music. Unique to Serbia, it features lightning-fast rhythms and an infectious, celebratory energy—both abundantly evident in the world’s largest trumpet competition, which attracts a half-million music fans from around the world, local favorites, and even an unlikely band from New York. 

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THE CAUCASIAN SENSATION: A short film about homegrown dance legend Anatoliy Vartanian, from the mountains of Dagestan, who reinvents himself in a New York City studio as director and choreographer of the LezginkaNYC dance ensemble. • Alison Brockhouse. 2012. 8 m. NR. US.

Q&A Meerkat Media Collective filmmakers Adam Pogoff and Alison Brockhouse with JBFC Programmer Karen Sloe Goodman.

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Meerkat Media Collective. 2013. 84 m. NR. USA. N/A.

7:45 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)



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