LOCAL ELEMENT: Works from a Westchester Perspective was created with the intent of providing a public platform to showcase new work, foster emerging talent and help build a stronger sense of community among area filmmakers with JBFC at the nexus. The series will run throughout the year and will highlight the best short and feature length documentaries, narratives, experimental and music videos from local residents.
At the Media Arts Lab!
When the great boxer Mauro Mina arrived in the US from Peru in 1962, he was on the verge of becoming the first Latino light heavyweight champion, but some of the same forces that had propelled him to the top conspired against his success. This dramatic documentary sheds light on Mina’s turbulent life and times and the inner workings of the 1960s boxing business.
Q&A Alfredo Béjar is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. Born in Buenos Aires, he lived in Lima before moving to New York City as a child. He currently resides in Dutchess County.
Tickets are free. RSVP to Lzakalik@burnsfilmcenter.org with the subject line “Imagining Mina.” Space is limited. Both screenings are at the Media Arts Lab, 405 Manville Rd., Pleasantville, just down the street from the JBFC Theater.
Alfredo Bejar. 2010. 106 m. NR. Peru/USA, English/Spanish with subtitles. N/A.
|Tues. Jan 21||7:30 PM|
This is Long Beach
At the Media Arts Lab!
In his latest documentary film, hot rod historian Brian Darwas shadows the Long Beach Cavaliers, one of the oldest car clubs in the country. Three generations of this brotherhood of custom car and hot rod aficionados share memories, paying homage to the cars that brought them together, as they chop a 1947 Ford in the famous Masterson Kustoms car shop in historic Lynwood, California. • Brian Darwas. 2013. 52 m. NR. US.
Q&A Brian Darwas and Executive Producer Jennifer Carchietta Darwas, who live in New Rochelle, are a fixture in the hot rod community. This is their fifth film on American car and motorcycle culture.
Tickets are free. RSVP to Lzakalik@burnsfilmcenter.org with the subject line “This is Long Beach.” Space is limited. Both screenings are at the Media Arts Lab, 405 Manville Rd., Pleasantville, just down the street from the JBFC Theater.
Brian Darwas. 2013. 52 m. NR. USA. N/A.
|Tues. Feb 18||7:30 PM|