New Releases

Film series, family films and special events are mostly scheduled a few months in advance. New Releases are added to the schedule weekly. Join our mailing list to receive our e-bulletin of the upcoming week's full schedule every Thursday.

Check out the JBFC Blog for all the most up-to-date information and reviews on our new releases!

Life Itself

Life Itself

"James cuts - as in all of his best work - straight to the human heart of the matter, celebrating both the writer and the man, the one inseparable from the other, largely in Ebert's own words." (Scott Foundas, Variety)

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) explores Roger Ebert's legacy, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America. Based on Ebert's bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself is deeply personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. 

Steve James. 2014. 112 m. R. USA. Magnolia Pictures.

Variety review

Wed. July 23  9:30 PM
Thurs. July 24  5:25 PM 7:50 PM 10:10 PM

Begin Again

Begin Again

"...[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.

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

Wed. July 23  9:55 PM
Thurs. July 24  3:15 PM 5:30 PM 9:45 PM 9:55 PM
Fri. July 25  3:45 PM 5:50 PM 8:05 PM 10:15 PM
Sat. July 26  12:10 PM 2:25 PM 5:00 PM 7:15 PM 9:30 PM
Sun. July 27  12:10 PM 2:25 PM 5:00 PM 7:15 PM 9:30 PM
Mon. July 28  5:25 PM 7:40 PM 9:55 PM
Tues. July 29  3:10 PM 5:25 PM 7:40 PM 9:55 PM
Wed. July 30  3:10 PM 5:25 PM 7:40 PM 9:55 PM
Thurs. July 31  3:05 PM  Cancelled 10:10 PM



"... [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 

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

New York Times review

Fri. July 25  12:05 PM 12:30 PM 3:15 PM 4:00 PM 6:30 PM
  8:30 PM 9:40 PM
Sat. July 26  12:00 PM 12:45 PM 3:15 PM 4:00 PM 6:30 PM
  8:30 PM 9:40 PM
Sun. July 27  12:00 PM 12:45 PM 3:15 PM 4:00 PM 6:30 PM
  7:30 PM 9:40 PM
Mon. July 28  2:35 PM 4:15 PM 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 9:15 PM
Tues. July 29  3:00 PM 3:45 PM 6:15 PM 9:30 PM
Wed. July 30  1:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:15 PM 6:15 PM 7:30 PM
  9:30 PM
Thurs. July 31  2:00 PM 3:00 PM 3:45 PM 6:15 PM 7:00 PM 9:30 PM