JBFC Film Club

JBFC Film Club

One of the most popular programs at the JBFC since its inception in 2001 continues to be the monthly JBFC Film Club (formerly the Journal News Film Club). Subscribers preview the hottest new independent films. A selection of engaging, challenging films are screened—a mix of narratives, foreign films, and documentaries. It consistently sells out every season—learn how to subscribe today!

One of our most popular guest speakers, Christopher Funderburg, is the host of the JBFC Film Club. You may already know Christopher from his entertaining and comprehensive “101” programs and the many Reel Talks he leads. Known for leading spirited discussions enhanced by an encyclopedic film knowledge and in-depth research, he’s also our Senior Programmer, working with Programming Director Brian Ackerman to conceptualize the film center's series and select the films we show.

His tastes are exceptionally wide-ranging. “I enjoy literally all kinds of movies,” Christopher says. His favorites include everything from Singin’ in the Rain to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. “Gene Kelly and Barbara Stanwyck are my favorite movie stars, and Luis Buñuel is my favorite director.” He writes about film on thepinksmoke.com, a site he cofounded, and is also a filmmaker.

Additional subscriber benefits! Subscribers receive free tickets to any Reel Talk screening by showing their subscriber pass at the Box Office. Continue the discussion online with an invitation to the Film Club Facebook group.

This is a wonderful opportunity to share film as part of a group of film lovers. Join us for the next season!

Learn more about the club and how to subscribe! The Summer-Fall 2013 season is sold out. Subscriptions for the Winter-Spring 2014 season will begin in mid-October.

Dates for the current season The current Summer-Fall 2013 season is sold out, but standby tickets may be available.

Dates for Summer-Fall 2013 season are:

Mondays – July 8, August 5, September 9, October 7, November 4, December 2

Tuesdays – July 9, August 6, September 10, October 8, November 5, December 3

Dates for the upcoming Winter-Spring 2014 season will be:

Mondays – January 6, February 3, March 3, April 21, May 12, June 9

Tuesdays – January 7, February 4, March 4, April 22, May 13, June 10


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