Press Releases

PRESS CONTACT:  Lori Zakalik, 914.773.7663, ext. 434 - lzakalik@burnsfilmcenter.org

Thank you for your interest in the Jacob Burns Film Center. Please click on the links below to view recent press releases.

June 25, 2015

Turnaround Arts Invites Jacob Burns Film Center to Present at Leadership Retreat

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) has been invited to participate in the Turnaround Arts Summer Leadership Retreat in Virginia. JBFC educators will share with administrators and teachers from across the country their distinctive approach to media education programs. Three JBFC educators will present at two sessions during the five day conference to be held at the end of June. The JBFC is the only organization teaching media arts at the Retreat.

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Turnaround Arts Invites Jacob Burns Film Center to Present at Leadership Retreat

June 15, 2015

John Pizzarelli and Christine Pedi to Perform at Jacob Burns Film Center Anniversary Celebration

The Jacob Burns Film Center’s (JBFC) Anniversary Celebration will take place on Monday, June 22 on the JBFC campus. The evening will feature jazz guitarist, vocalist, and longtime JBFC supporter John Pizzarelli and award-winning cabaret performer and Sirius XM radio personality Christine Pedi. Ms. Pedi will be accompanied on piano by Tedd Firth, recognized for his work with Tom Wopat, Lee Ann Womack, Maureen McGovern, and others. Interactive Media installations created by JBFC students and innovators are also a featured part of the evening.

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John Pizzarelli and Christine Pedi to Perform at Jacob Burns Film Center Anniversary Celebration

April 9, 2015

In Celebration of Earth Day, Jacob Burns Film Center Screens Planetary

As part of its “Focus on Nature” film series, the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) will screen the newly-released film Planetary on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30 pm. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with acclaimed nature cinematographer Andrew Young and JBFC Programming Director Brian Ackerman.

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In Celebration of Earth Day, Jacob Burns Film Center Screens Planetary

March 9, 2015

Award-Winning South Korean Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho is Jacob Burns Film Center's Newest International Fellow

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announced today that award-winning South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho is the newest international fellow. Director Bong, along with his producer, Hartsdale native Dooho Choi, will be in residence at the JBFC from March 16–April 10. Director Bong will be living and working on the JBFC campus and, in addition to his enrichment film programs with the JBFC members, the film community, and the public, he will be working on pre-production for his next project.

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Award-Winning South Korean Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho is Jacob Burns Film Center's Newest International Fellow

March 6, 2015

Jacob Burns Film Center Announces the Opening of Two New Theaters

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announced today the unveiling of two new theaters, bringing the total number of screens in the cinema complex to five. The completed construction marks the end of the first phase of Jacob Burns Film Center’s campaign Building on Success, Fulfilling a Promise to our Community. The theaters will officially open to the public on Friday, March 6.

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Jacob Burns Film Center Announces the Opening of Two New Theaters
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