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.

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.

Press release (pdf)

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

October 20, 2014

Jacob Burns Film Center Takes Another Step Forward in Responding to the Need to Redefine Literacy

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announces the launch of a groundbreaking interactive digital education platform. The new website features informative and engaging applications for the general public, as well as resources especially designed for classroom use. With the vast majority of information today being delivered visually, the JBFC continues its commitment to developing programs that build on traditional literacies of reading, writing, listening, and speaking—to develop a mastery of viewing, creating, and interpreting the screen images that surround us.

Press release (pdf)

Jacob Burns Film Center Takes Another Step Forward in Responding to the Need to Redefine Literacy

October 9, 2014

Jacob Burns Film Center Announces Four New Members Elected to Board of Directors

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announced today that four new members have been elected to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. The new board members are: Caroline Brecker, Martin W. Gold, Theresa Beach Kilman, and Patrice Sobecki.

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Jacob Burns Film Center Announces Four New Members Elected to Board of Directors
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