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Friday, October 31

Birdman

New Releases

"Birdman is the very definition of a tour de force..." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

Westchester Exclusive! Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself. 

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New York Magazine


Alejandro González Ińárritu. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

2:30 PM   5:00 PM   7:25 PM   10:15 PM  

Citizenfour

New Releases

"...[A]n urgent, gripping real-life spy story that should be seen by every American, and quite likely by everybody else too." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon)

Laura Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted emails from someone identifying himself as "citizen four." With her camera in tow, she and journalist Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before your eyes.

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Salon.com review


Laura Poitras. 2014. 114 m. R. Germany/USA, English/German/Portuguese. RADiUS-TWC.

3:00 PM   5:20 PM   7:45 PM   10:05 PM  

Force Majeure

New Releases

"Force Majeure is a prickly moral comedy for grown-ups, full of sharply observed moments, spectacular scenery and masterfully manipulated atmosphere." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com)

Force Majeure was a critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year's Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard. This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family on an idyllic ski holiday in the French Alps. But when a threat from mother nature reveals the flaws in human nature, the family's world is shaken to the core.

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Salon.com


Ruben Östlund. 2014. 118 m. R. France/Denmark/Sweden/Norway, Various languages with subtitles. Magnolia Pictures.

3:05 PM   5:25 PM   7:55 PM  

Overnight Horror Marathon

After Dark

12 straight hours of horror films-- 2 advanced previews hot off the festival circuit, 2 gorgeously restored classics (one in 3D!), 1 rarely screened classic (on 35mm!), 2 contemporary favorites and a cult classic w/ live commentary by the We Hate Movies podcast hosts! We’ll provide some treats-- including DVD giveaways-- and food will be available for purchase for when you get those midnight munchies. 

Stay for all 8 films and receive a free pass to all After Dark screenings for 2015, as well as a chance to win a free pass to all regular screenings for 2015! 

Check out the JBFC Blog for more information and clues about each film!

Hosted by After Dark curator Andrew Jupin

Some material will be for mature audiences—by attending you consent that you understand and agree.

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n/a. 2014. 720 m. NR. .

10:00 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 $35 (members) $45 (nonmembers)



Saturday, November 1

Citizenfour

New Releases

"...[A]n urgent, gripping real-life spy story that should be seen by every American, and quite likely by everybody else too." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon)

Laura Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted emails from someone identifying himself as "citizen four." With her camera in tow, she and journalist Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before your eyes.

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Salon.com review


Laura Poitras. 2014. 114 m. R. Germany/USA, English/German/Portuguese. RADiUS-TWC.

12:00 PM   2:25 PM   5:00 PM   7:25 PM   9:55 PM  

Birdman

New Releases

"Birdman is the very definition of a tour de force..." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

Westchester Exclusive! Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself. 

close

New York Magazine


Alejandro González Ińárritu. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

12:05 PM   2:00 PM   5:10 PM   7:40 PM   10:05 PM  

Force Majeure

New Releases

"Force Majeure is a prickly moral comedy for grown-ups, full of sharply observed moments, spectacular scenery and masterfully manipulated atmosphere." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com)

Force Majeure was a critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year's Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard. This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family on an idyllic ski holiday in the French Alps. But when a threat from mother nature reveals the flaws in human nature, the family's world is shaken to the core.

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Salon.com


Ruben Östlund. 2014. 118 m. R. France/Denmark/Sweden/Norway, Various languages with subtitles. Magnolia Pictures.

2:30 PM   5:05 PM   7:35 PM   10:00 PM  



Sunday, November 2

Citizenfour

New Releases

"...[A]n urgent, gripping real-life spy story that should be seen by every American, and quite likely by everybody else too." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon)

Laura Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted emails from someone identifying himself as "citizen four." With her camera in tow, she and journalist Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before your eyes.

close

Salon.com review


Laura Poitras. 2014. 114 m. R. Germany/USA, English/German/Portuguese. RADiUS-TWC.

12:00 PM   2:25 PM   5:00 PM   7:40 PM  

Force Majeure

New Releases

"Force Majeure is a prickly moral comedy for grown-ups, full of sharply observed moments, spectacular scenery and masterfully manipulated atmosphere." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com)

Force Majeure was a critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year's Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard. This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family on an idyllic ski holiday in the French Alps. But when a threat from mother nature reveals the flaws in human nature, the family's world is shaken to the core.

close

Salon.com


Ruben Östlund. 2014. 118 m. R. France/Denmark/Sweden/Norway, Various languages with subtitles. Magnolia Pictures.

12:05 PM   2:35 PM   5:05 PM  

Birdman

New Releases

"Birdman is the very definition of a tour de force..." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

Westchester Exclusive! Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself. 

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New York Magazine


Alejandro González Ińárritu. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

12:10 PM   2:40 PM   5:15 PM   7:50 PM  

Community Event on Underage Substance Abuse

Special Events

Join us for a free screening and panel discussion about underage substance abuse in Westchester County. We will screen the short documentary Whispering Spirits, which tells the story of Justin Veatch, a 17-year old musician from Yorktown Heights who tragically died as a result of a drug overdose in 2008. The film follows Justin's family as they grapple with the devastating loss of their son and come to reconnect with him through the incredible music he left behind. Film Details: Sean Gallagher. 2014. 27 m. NR. USA, in English.

Q&A John Mueller, Yonkers Captain of Police and member of Pleasantville STRONG, Ellen Morehouse, Executive Director of Student Assistant Services, and Lilly Neuman, Community Outreach and Education Coordinator for St Vincent's Hospital with JBFC Executive Director Edie Demas

Presented in partnership with Pleasantville STRONG (Safe Teens, Real Opportunities, New Goals), a newly formed community coalition dedicated to reducing underage drinking and drug use by involving all sectors of the community to create and support on-going substance abuse prevention and reduction strategies. 

This Community Event is free and open to the public, on a first-come, first-served basis. To attend the event, please RSVP via email to Lori Zakalik at Lzakalik@burnsfilmcenter.org with the subject “Pleasantville Event.”

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n/a. 60 m. NR. .

7:30 PM RSVP Information Above



Monday, November 3

Citizenfour

New Releases

"...[A]n urgent, gripping real-life spy story that should be seen by every American, and quite likely by everybody else too." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon)

Laura Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted emails from someone identifying himself as "citizen four." With her camera in tow, she and journalist Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before your eyes.

close

Salon.com review


Laura Poitras. 2014. 114 m. R. Germany/USA, English/German/Portuguese. RADiUS-TWC.

3:00 PM   5:20 PM   7:45 PM   10:05 PM  

Birdman

New Releases

"Birdman is the very definition of a tour de force..." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

Westchester Exclusive! Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself. 

close

New York Magazine


Alejandro González Ińárritu. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

3:05 PM   5:30 PM   8:00 PM  

Force Majeure

New Releases

"Force Majeure is a prickly moral comedy for grown-ups, full of sharply observed moments, spectacular scenery and masterfully manipulated atmosphere." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com)

Force Majeure was a critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year's Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard. This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family on an idyllic ski holiday in the French Alps. But when a threat from mother nature reveals the flaws in human nature, the family's world is shaken to the core.

close

Salon.com


Ruben Östlund. 2014. 118 m. R. France/Denmark/Sweden/Norway, Various languages with subtitles. Magnolia Pictures.

4:55 PM  



Tuesday, November 4

Citizenfour

New Releases

"...[A]n urgent, gripping real-life spy story that should be seen by every American, and quite likely by everybody else too." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon)

Laura Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted emails from someone identifying himself as "citizen four." With her camera in tow, she and journalist Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before your eyes.

close

Salon.com review


Laura Poitras. 2014. 114 m. R. Germany/USA, English/German/Portuguese. RADiUS-TWC.

3:00 PM   5:20 PM   10:10 PM  

Birdman

New Releases

"Birdman is the very definition of a tour de force..." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

Westchester Exclusive! Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself. 

close

New York Magazine


Alejandro González Ińárritu. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

3:05 PM   5:30 PM   8:00 PM  

Force Majeure

New Releases

"Force Majeure is a prickly moral comedy for grown-ups, full of sharply observed moments, spectacular scenery and masterfully manipulated atmosphere." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com)

Force Majeure was a critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year's Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard. This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family on an idyllic ski holiday in the French Alps. But when a threat from mother nature reveals the flaws in human nature, the family's world is shaken to the core.

close

Salon.com


Ruben Östlund. 2014. 118 m. R. France/Denmark/Sweden/Norway, Various languages with subtitles. Magnolia Pictures.

4:55 PM   7:45 PM  



Wednesday, November 5

Citizenfour

New Releases

"...[A]n urgent, gripping real-life spy story that should be seen by every American, and quite likely by everybody else too." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon)

Laura Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted emails from someone identifying himself as "citizen four." With her camera in tow, she and journalist Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before your eyes.

close

Salon.com review


Laura Poitras. 2014. 114 m. R. Germany/USA, English/German/Portuguese. RADiUS-TWC.

3:00 PM   5:20 PM   7:45 PM   10:05 PM  

Birdman

New Releases

"Birdman is the very definition of a tour de force..." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

Westchester Exclusive! Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself. 

close

New York Magazine


Alejandro González Ińárritu. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

3:05 PM   5:30 PM   8:00 PM  

Force Majeure

New Releases

"Force Majeure is a prickly moral comedy for grown-ups, full of sharply observed moments, spectacular scenery and masterfully manipulated atmosphere." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com)

Force Majeure was a critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year's Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard. This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family on an idyllic ski holiday in the French Alps. But when a threat from mother nature reveals the flaws in human nature, the family's world is shaken to the core.

close

Salon.com


Ruben Östlund. 2014. 118 m. R. France/Denmark/Sweden/Norway, Various languages with subtitles. Magnolia Pictures.

5:00 PM   10:00 PM  



Thursday, November 6

Citizenfour

New Releases

"...[A]n urgent, gripping real-life spy story that should be seen by every American, and quite likely by everybody else too." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon)

Laura Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted emails from someone identifying himself as "citizen four." With her camera in tow, she and journalist Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before your eyes.

close

Salon.com review


Laura Poitras. 2014. 114 m. R. Germany/USA, English/German/Portuguese. RADiUS-TWC.

3:00 PM   5:20 PM   7:45 PM   10:05 PM  

Birdman

New Releases

"Birdman is the very definition of a tour de force..." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

Westchester Exclusive! Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself. 

close

New York Magazine


Alejandro González Ińárritu. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

3:05 PM   5:30 PM  

Force Majeure

New Releases

"Force Majeure is a prickly moral comedy for grown-ups, full of sharply observed moments, spectacular scenery and masterfully manipulated atmosphere." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com)

Force Majeure was a critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year's Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard. This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family on an idyllic ski holiday in the French Alps. But when a threat from mother nature reveals the flaws in human nature, the family's world is shaken to the core.

close

Salon.com


Ruben Östlund. 2014. 118 m. R. France/Denmark/Sweden/Norway, Various languages with subtitles. Magnolia Pictures.

4:00 PM   8:00 PM  

Rosewater

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

Opening Night!The Daily Show host Jon Stewart comes to the JBFC with a special preview of his directorial debut. Starring Gael García Bernal, Rosewater is based on the experiences of Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, who was arrested in Tehran and then held and tortured for 118 days. While this film is not a documentary, the importance of its subject matter and Stewart’s beloved—and improbable—role as one of our preeminent commentators on world affairs makes it a perfect fit for Global Watch 2014. Rosewater opens in theaters on Nov. 14. 

Q&A Jon Stewart with JBFC President Janet Maslin. Join us for a RECEPTION at the Media Arts Lab following the discussion. Wine generously donated by Wine Enthusiast.

 
SOLD OUT Unredeemed tickets may become available for purchase. Sign up at the box office for the stand-by line one hour before showtime.
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Jon Stewart. 2014. 103 m. NR. USA. Open Road Films.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $40 (members only)
SOLD OUT Unredeemed tickets may become available for purchase. Sign up at the box office for the stand-by line one hour before showtime.



Friday, November 7

The Joe Show

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“I hate it. It’s a horrible movie, but everybody should see it.” (Joe Arpaio)

As response time is compromised for screen time, credibility for celebrity, and safety for sound bites, it’s clear that Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s priority is to stay in the spotlight. In this shocking, entertaining documentary we see him spinning sex crimes, racism, murder, and more to his advantage—business as usual through six terms in office. A must-see look at a politician who deftly uses the media for his own gain.

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Randy Murray. 2014. 105 m. NR. USA. Film Buff.

3:00 PM   7:10 PM  

The Missing Picture

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“The audacity of The Missing Picture...is equaled only by its soulfulness. Brilliant.” (New York Times

Nominated for an Academy Award, filmmaker Rithy Panh’s re-creation of his Cambodian childhood under the Khmer Rouge is like nothing else. Panh combines beautifully detailed clay figures and elaborate dioramas with photographs, music, and narration to create this poignant and unique remem- brance, full of poetry and pain. 

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Rithy Panh. 2013. 92 m. NR. France/Cambodia, French with subtitles. Strand Releasing.

5:10 PM   9:20 PM  



Saturday, November 8

The Overnighters

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“One of the most remarkable examples of layered nonfiction storytelling in some time.” (Indiewire) 

While the economy has crashed in the rest of the country, Williston, North Dakota is booming. Thousands of desperate job seekers overwhelm the small town, putting residents at odds with the local pastor, who urges them to “love thy neighbor.” This festival favorite is making headlines for its complex portrait of the pastor at the center of the story.

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Jesse Moss. 2014. 90 m. NR. USA. Drafthouse films.

12:00 PM   2:00 PM   4:00 PM   6:00 PM   8:00 PM   10:00 PM  



Sunday, November 9

Pine Ridge

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“A quietly absorbing debut.” (Hollywood Reporter)

More than one critic has commented that if Terrence Malick shot a documentary, it would look like this. With lyrical images contrasting stark poverty with stunning natural beauty, this is a fly-on-the-wall intro- duction to several remarkably open individuals on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. What shapes their lives and dreams? With the weight of history bearing down on this community, we are left to draw our own conclusions.

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Anna Eborn. 2013. 76 m. NR. Denmark/USA.

12:00 PM   2:00 PM  

My Afghanistan: Life in the Forbidden Zone

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“People are just trying to live their lives while war rages in their back gardens.” (Nagieb Khaja) 

Nagieb Khaja, a Danish journalist of Afghan origin, secretly gives mobile phones with cameras to ordinary people in remote Afghan communities and asks them to film their daily lives. The resulting glimpses into their war-torn existence reveals rare humanizing moments as well as the devastating impact of decades of war.

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Nagieb Khaja. 2012. 88 m. NR. Denmark/Afghanistan, Various languages with subtitles. Danish Film Institute.

4:00 PM  

The Last Season

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“This is not just a search for an elusive mushroom; it’s also a search for healing, meaning, and rebuilding family in the wake of profound violence.” (Sara Dosa)

Every fall the foggy Oregon woods become a bustling world focused on the hunt for the elusive matsutake mushroom, much prized in Japan. Against this backdrop, the lives of two former soldiers intersect. One was a sniper with the US Special Forces in Vietnam, and the other led a platoon in the anti-Communist Cambodian Freedom Fighters—and together they find a new beginning. 

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Sara Dosa. 2014. 78 m. NR. USA.

7:30 PM  



Monday, November 10

My Afghanistan: Life in the Forbidden Zone

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“People are just trying to live their lives while war rages in their back gardens.” (Nagieb Khaja) 

Nagieb Khaja, a Danish journalist of Afghan origin, secretly gives mobile phones with cameras to ordinary people in remote Afghan communities and asks them to film their daily lives. The resulting glimpses into their war-torn existence reveals rare humanizing moments as well as the devastating impact of decades of war.

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Nagieb Khaja. 2012. 88 m. NR. Denmark/Afghanistan, Various languages with subtitles. Danish Film Institute.

3:00 PM   5:00 PM  

The Last Season

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“This is not just a search for an elusive mushroom; it’s also a search for healing, meaning, and rebuilding family in the wake of profound violence.” (Sara Dosa)

Every fall the foggy Oregon woods become a bustling world focused on the hunt for the elusive matsutake mushroom, much prized in Japan. Against this backdrop, the lives of two former soldiers intersect. One was a sniper with the US Special Forces in Vietnam, and the other led a platoon in the anti-Communist Cambodian Freedom Fighters—and together they find a new beginning. 

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Sara Dosa. 2014. 78 m. NR. USA.

7:15 PM  



Tuesday, November 11

The Joe Show

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“I hate it. It’s a horrible movie, but everybody should see it.” (Joe Arpaio)

As response time is compromised for screen time, credibility for celebrity, and safety for sound bites, it’s clear that Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s priority is to stay in the spotlight. In this shocking, entertaining documentary we see him spinning sex crimes, racism, murder, and more to his advantage—business as usual through six terms in office. A must-see look at a politician who deftly uses the media for his own gain.

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Randy Murray. 2014. 105 m. NR. USA. Film Buff.

3:00 PM   5:05 PM  

Watch Me: Life and Love on the Silver Screen

Special Events

A Special Evening with Anjelica Huston! Legendary actress and Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston will join Janet Maslin to discuss her exceptionally candid new memoir, Watch Me. Through clips and discussion, we will revisit the most memorable roles and collaborations from her stellar career, and also discuss her turbulent and spirited seventeen-year relationship with Jack Nicholson, the death of her father, legendary director John Huston, and her marriage to sculptor Robert Graham. Ticket price includes a signed copy of Ms. Huston's new memoir, Watch Me

Q&A Academy Award Winner Anjelica Huston with JBFC President Janet Maslin

SOLD OUT Unredeemed tickets may become available for purchase. Sign up at the box office for the stand-by line one hour before showtime.

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n/a. 2014. 60 m. NR. .

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $40 (members), $50 (nonmembers), book included with ticket purchase.



Wednesday, November 12

The Missing Picture

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“The audacity of The Missing Picture...is equaled only by its soulfulness. Brilliant.” (New York Times

Nominated for an Academy Award, filmmaker Rithy Panh’s re-creation of his Cambodian childhood under the Khmer Rouge is like nothing else. Panh combines beautifully detailed clay figures and elaborate dioramas with photographs, music, and narration to create this poignant and unique remem- brance, full of poetry and pain. 

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Rithy Panh. 2013. 92 m. NR. France/Cambodia, French with subtitles. Strand Releasing.

3:00 PM   5:00 PM   7:00 PM  

Samurai Rebellion

Frameworks: Art on Film

The great Toshiro Mifune stars as an aging swordsman in this gripping Edo-period story of a family that defies their lord’s command in favor of true love—and risks destruction. Director Kobayashi builds the tension to a sword-flashing conclusion in this key work of samurai cinema. We’re playing a 35mm print struck in 2005 from a restored, high-definition digital transfer. 

Introduction by Takuya Tsunoda, a Japanese film expert and a PhD candidate in Film & Media Studies and East Asian Languages & Literatures at Yale.

Presented in conjunction with the Katonah Museum of Arts exhibition “Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor” (through Jan. 4, 2015). Members of the Katonah Museum of Art, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Hudson River Museum, and Neuberger Museum: Bring your membership card and receive the JBFC member discount for one ticket to this program.

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Masaki Kobayashi. 1967. 121 m. NR. Japan, Japanese with subtitles. Janus Films.

7:15 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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

Hollow: An Interactive Documentary

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

A Local Element Selection. Hollow is a Peabody Prize–winning interactive documentary and participatory web-based project that examines the future of rural America through the eyes and voices of those living in McDowell County, WV. It combines video portraits, data visualizations, photography, community- generated content, and soundscapes to bring these stories to life in a unique and imaginative way. 

Q&A Jeff Soyk, Art Director & UI/UX Designer and Elaine McMilliion Sheldon, Project Director & Producer via Skype.

 

Local Element provides a public showcase for new work, fosters emerging talent, and helps build a stronger community among area filmmakers. 

Tickets are free. RSVP to Lzakalik@burnsfilmcenter.org with the subject line “Hollow.” Space is limited.

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Elaine McMillion Sheldon. 2013. 90 m. NR. USA.

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Thursday, November 13

NT Live: Of Mice and Men

World Stage on Screen

James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Calvary) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live.  This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship. Directed by Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway’s August: Osage County), the production was nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Chris O'Dowd.

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Anna D. Shapiro. 2014. 150 m. NR. USA. BYexperience.

2:00 PM  

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

Pine Ridge

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“A quietly absorbing debut.” (Hollywood Reporter)

More than one critic has commented that if Terrence Malick shot a documentary, it would look like this. With lyrical images contrasting stark poverty with stunning natural beauty, this is a fly-on-the-wall intro- duction to several remarkably open individuals on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. What shapes their lives and dreams? With the weight of history bearing down on this community, we are left to draw our own conclusions.

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Anna Eborn. 2013. 76 m. NR. Denmark/USA.

3:00 PM   5:00 PM   7:00 PM  

To Be Takei

After Dark

Best known as Sulu on the original Star Trek TV series and in six movies that followed, George Takei is unlikely social media royalty. His online empire includes almost eight million fans—including Trekkies, Howard Stern fans, and the LGBTQ community—who devour his kitten jokes, civil rights advocacy, and sci-fi/fantasy memes. Part camp, part conviction, the film is hilarious, entertaining, and provocative.

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Jennifer Kroot. 2014. 94 m. NR. USA.

7:45 PM  



Friday, November 14

Point and Shoot

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“An eye-opening tale...allowing viewers access not only to the mind of a revolutionary but of a revolution.” (LA Times

Two-time Oscar nominee Marshall Curry is back with this suspenseful, award-winning tale of a young Baltimore man who set off for Africa in 2006 on a self-described “crash course in manhood.” After buying a motorcycle and a video camera, he took—and documented—a three-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip, and ended up fighting with the rebels against Gaddafi in Libya.

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Marshall Curry. 2014. 82 m. NR. USA. The Orchard.

3:00 PM   5:00 PM   7:00 PM   9:00 PM  



Saturday, November 15

The Green Prince

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“Terrific...as gripping as any high-concept Hollywood thriller.” (The Guardian

Audiences are riveted by this unbelievable true story of the son of a Hamas leader who became one of Israel’s most prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who protected him. Portraying their complex world of impossible choices via emotional testimony and dramatic action sequences, The Green Prince reveals a deeply human transformation that challenges many assumptions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

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Nadav Schirman. 2014. 95 m. PG-13. Germany/Israel/UK/USA, English/Hebrew with subtitles. Music Box Films.

12:00 PM   2:00 PM   4:00 PM   6:00 PM   8:00 PM   10:00 PM  

Charlie Chaplin Shorts w/ Live Music by Not So Silent Cinema

Special Events

With live music by the Not So Silent Cinema Trio. Come to see Chaplin’s The Adventurer, The Cure, and The Pawnshop. Made for the Mutual Film Company in 1916–17, these shorts showcase the Little Tramp’s hilarious acting, directing, and writing, which helped shaped the course of movie history. 

Brendan Cooney’s new scores add to the fun. At first, the melodies sound familiar (Chopin’s “Minute Waltz,” Schubert’s “Ave Maria”) but they gradually morph into something completely different: a boogie-woogie, for example, or a boisterous drinking song. The music will be performed live on stage by Martha Hyde on clarinet, Carlos Santiago on violin, and Brendan Cooney on piano.

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Charlie Chaplin. 60 m. NR. . Lobster Films.

1:00 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $7 (members), $12 (nonmembers), $7.50 (children under 12)



Sunday, November 16

The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“A curious, infuriating, and haunting tale...an accomplishment of documentary filmmaking.” (Indiewire

Mark DeFriest is an American prison legend, a notorious escape artist who has served 30 years behind bars. Years after his initial conviction for a low-level crime, he was declared mentally unsound and condemned to the horrors of Florida’s toughest prison. This lively film takes us behind (and over) the prison walls on a deeply troubling journey that uses animation to help tell DeFriest’s tale.

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Gabriel London. 2014. 92 m. NR. Canada/USA.

12:00 PM   2:00 PM   4:00 PM  

"The System" with Joe Berlinger

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“‘The System’” is sober and judicious, and it makes a good- faith effort to represent all sides of the issues it takes on.” (New York Times)

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger (“Paradise Lost” trilogy, Whitey) returns to the JBFC with the first two episodes of his recent Al Jazeera America series “The System,” which probes the dark corners of the American justice system. We’ll show False Confessions and Mandatory Sentencing

Q&A filmmaker Joe Berlinger and JBFC President Janet Maslin

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Joe Berlinger. 2014. 96 m. NR. USA. Al Jazeera America.

7:00 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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



Monday, November 17

Manon

World Stage on Screen

Our first Royal Ballet production! This production of Kenneth MacMillan’s modern masterpiece features principal dancers Marianela Nuñez (Manon) and Federico Bonelli (Des Grieux). Martin Yates conducts the Jules Massenet score. Runtime is approximate and includes two intervals.

This event has been rescheduled from its original date of October 16th

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Kenneth MacMillan. 2014. 155 m. NR. . Abramorama.

3:00 PM  

 Tickets: $20 (members), $25 (nonmembers)

Evolution of a Criminal

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“A terrific movie, as well as the birth of an artist.” (The New Yorker

“Had you asked me on my 16th birthday if I’d ever rob a bank, I would have replied no. And yet, the robbery occurred eight weeks later.” —filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe

Here’s something new: an examination of a bank robbery made by one of the perpetrators himself. With reenactments and remarkably frank interviews with those involved, Monroe dissects his path from happy child to convicted felon. Executive-produced by Spike Lee and a hit on the festival circuit, Evolution of a Criminal is a conversation starter on race, class, education, and the prison system.

Q&A Nov. 17, 7:30: filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe

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Darius Clark Monroe. 2014. 83 m. NR. USA. The Film Collaborative.

3:30 PM   5:30 PM   7:30 PM 1     [Add to My Calendar]

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



Tuesday, November 18

The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“A curious, infuriating, and haunting tale...an accomplishment of documentary filmmaking.” (Indiewire

Mark DeFriest is an American prison legend, a notorious escape artist who has served 30 years behind bars. Years after his initial conviction for a low-level crime, he was declared mentally unsound and condemned to the horrors of Florida’s toughest prison. This lively film takes us behind (and over) the prison walls on a deeply troubling journey that uses animation to help tell DeFriest’s tale.

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Gabriel London. 2014. 92 m. NR. Canada/USA.

3:30 PM   5:30 PM   7:30 PM  



Wednesday, November 19

ROH: I due Foscari

World Stage on Screen

Featuring Plácido Domingo! Verdi’s searing early tragedy is the story of a father torn between his family and his duty. Conducted by Antonio Pappano. American director Thaddeus Strassberger, making his Royal Opera debut, depicts a Venice that is rotten to its core. Mattie Ullrich's opulent costume designs reference the opera’s 15th-century setting while suggesting the corruption lurking beneath. The spare sets of award-winning British designer Kevin Knight illustrate the Foscaris' isolation and the decay of the city, before flaring out into grand guignol for the opera's brilliant Act III carnival. Runtime is approximate.

This screening was originally scheduled for 10/27.

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Thaddeus Strassberger. 2014. 155 m. NR. UK, Italian with subtitles. Abramorama.

3:00 PM  

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

Point and Shoot

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“An eye-opening tale...allowing viewers access not only to the mind of a revolutionary but of a revolution.” (LA Times

Two-time Oscar nominee Marshall Curry is back with this suspenseful, award-winning tale of a young Baltimore man who set off for Africa in 2006 on a self-described “crash course in manhood.” After buying a motorcycle and a video camera, he took—and documented—a three-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip, and ended up fighting with the rebels against Gaddafi in Libya.

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Marshall Curry. 2014. 82 m. NR. USA. The Orchard.

3:00 PM   5:00 PM  

The Hand that Feeds

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“A well-plotted and captivating David and Goliath story.” (Indiewire

Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma Lopez sets out to end abusive conditions at a Hot & Crusty cafe in Manhattan. An epic power struggle ensues, turning a city block into a battlefield in America’s new wage wars. An inspiring, humanizing tale that strikes a chord with audiences.

Q&A filmmakers Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick with Neighbors Link Executive Director Carola Bracco

This event is part of “Latin Links,” a Neighbors Link series celebrating Latin culture, creativity, and community.
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Robin Blotnick/Rachel Lears. 2014. 85 m. NR. USA, English/Spanish with subtitles.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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



Thursday, November 20

Globe on Screen: Macbeth

World Stage on Screen

Something truly wicked this way comes to our screen from London’s Globe Theatre. The Telegraph says that this mesmerizing production of Shakespeare’s gripping tale of murder, ambition, and evil is “cracking, at times, terrifying.”

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Eve Best. 2013. 155 m. UK. Abramorama.

3:00 PM  

 Tickets: $20 (members), $25 (nonmembers)

The Green Prince

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“Terrific...as gripping as any high-concept Hollywood thriller.” (The Guardian

Audiences are riveted by this unbelievable true story of the son of a Hamas leader who became one of Israel’s most prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who protected him. Portraying their complex world of impossible choices via emotional testimony and dramatic action sequences, The Green Prince reveals a deeply human transformation that challenges many assumptions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

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Nadav Schirman. 2014. 95 m. PG-13. Germany/Israel/UK/USA, English/Hebrew with subtitles. Music Box Films.

3:05 PM   5:00 PM  

Community Matters: Every Three Seconds

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“This is a movie about the greatest blessing we can ever imagine achieving.” (Daniel G. Karslake) 

Every Three Seconds is an inspiring call to action. The unforgettable stories of five ordinary people whose lives became extraordinary after they made the decision to engage. These men and women have made a significant and lasting impact on hunger and extreme poverty, two of the most challenging, yet solvable, issues of our time.

Panel discussion with Alisa Kesten of Volunteer New York!, Lenny and Lin Crispinelli, founders of the Stephanie Crispinelli Humanitarian Fund and Catherine Marsh, Executive Director of the Westchester Community Foundation. A reception at the Media Arts Lab follows. 
 

Community Matters is a series dedicated to generating discussion and activism around topics that affect us locally, including health, environment, education, housing, and energy. Sponsored by the Westchester Community Foundation.
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Daniel Karslake. 2014. 99 m. NR. USA. First Run Features.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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



Friday, November 21

E-Team

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“A dynamic and immersive piece of you-are-there verité.” (Variety)

“They’re kind of like a human rights Mod Squad.” —filmmaker Katy Chevigny

Racing to the scene of alleged human rights abuses, the Emergency Team of Human Rights Watch fearlessly shines light in the darkest places of our planet. Here, they sneak across the Syrian border as the civil war rages, and dodge bullets in the aftermath of the Gaddafi regime. “Intrepid” doesn’t even begin to describe these courageous individuals. Winner: Best Cinematography, Sundance.

Q&A Nov. 25, 7:15: filmmaker Ross Kauffman

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Katy Chevigny/ Ross Kauffman . 2014. 88 m. NR. USA, English/Various languages with subtitles.

3:15 PM   5:15 PM  



Saturday, November 22

The Kill Team

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“Essential, no matter your political convictions.” (New York Magazine

The astonishing story of Adam Winfield, a young infantryman who attempted to alert the military to atrocities his platoon was committing in Afghanistan. After his fellow soldiers heard what he’d done, Winfield was forced to make a split-second decision that would change his life forever. With access to all involved—including Winfield and his startlingly candid compatriots—this is a rare, intimate look at the hazy morality of war.

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Dan Krauss. 2013. 79 m. NR. USA. Oscilloscope Pictures.

12:00 PM   2:00 PM   4:00 PM   6:00 PM   8:00 PM   10:00 PM  



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