Special Events


Sleeping with Other People

Sleeping with Other People


"Headland's script is so hilarious, so full of achingly well-observed one-liners on sex and relationships and parenting, that it qualifies as a sparkling new rethink of a beloved film we've all seen too many times." (New York Post)

Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie star as two romantic failures whose years of serial infidelity and self-sabotage have led them to swear that their relationship will remain strictly platonic. But can love still bloom while you’re sleeping with other people? Writer/director Leslye Headland’s (Bachelorette) sexy romantic comedy co-stars Amanda Peet, Adam Scott, and Natasha Lyonne.

Q&A filmmaker Leslye Headland and JBFC Board President Janet Maslin. She made her directorial debut with Bachelorette, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to become one of the most successful VOD releases to date. Headland’s script About Last Night grossed over $50 million domestically.

Leslye Headland. 2015. 92 m. R. USA. IFC Films.

Wed. Sept 2   7:30 PM

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)
Food Chains

Food Chains


FILM. DISCUSSION. RECEPTIONThere is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. Food Chains exposes the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of the supermarket industry. In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States. 

Q&A filmmaker Sanjay Rawal with moderator Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D., Director, Consumer Safety and Sustainability at Consumer Reports. Sanjay Rawal spent over a decade working in the non-profit and government sectors while running a small agricultural genetics company with his father, Dr. Kanti Rawal. After working as a consultant on the documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008), he was bit by the film bug. Food Chains is his first feature. Dr. Rangan serves as a primary, national spokesperson for Consumer Reports in the areas of sustainable production/consumption practices, food safety, and product safety issues related to chemical and contaminant hazards.

Presented in partnership with Consumer Reports.

Sanjay Rawal. 2014. 83 m. NR. USA.

Thurs. Sept 10   7:15 PM

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)
Haze

Haze


Free Community Event. HAZE centers on the story of 18-year old Lynn Gordon Bailey Jr., who tragically died following an alcohol fueled hazing incident. The documentary will be followed by an in-depth conversation about teenage alcohol use, abuse, and how we should intervene in an alcohol emergency. 
 
Q&A Ellen Morehouse, Executive Director of Student Assistant Services, New York State Senator Terrence P. MurphySusan Brownbill-Vega, Director of Community Affairs for the Westchester County District Attorney with JBFC Executive Director Edie Demas

Presented in partnership with Pleasantville STRONG (Safe Teens, Real Opportunities, New Goals) a community coalition dedicated to reducing underage drinking and drug use by involving all sectors of the community to create and support ongoing substance abuse prevention and reduction strategies. 

This Community Event is free and open to the public, on a first-come, first-served basis. To attend the event, please RSVP via email to Didi Kirtley at dkirtley@burnsfilmcenter.org with the subject “Pleasantville Event.”

 

Pete Schuermann. 2008. 36 m. NR. .

Wed. Sept 16   7:30 PM  

Black Mass

Black Mass


One Night Only-- Members--Only Preview! 
Johnny Depp is Whitey Bulger in this riveting crime drama based on the book Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob. In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. This screening is only available to JBFC Members. 

Scott Cooper. 2015. 122 m. R. USA. Warner Bros.

Thurs. Sept 17   5:00 PM

Best of the Fest: Kid Flix Mix

Best of the Fest: Kid Flix Mix


Perfect for ages 3 to 8. A group of musically inclined ants face off against a lumberjack threatening to take down their tree in Pik Pik Pik. Being different isn’t so bad in Bunny New Girl and Zebra. Sometimes even our family members can feel like strangers in My Big BrotherEyes, and Oscar-nominated Me and My Moulton. Fantasies create new worlds and endless possibilities in 5.80 MetersLarisa Can Fly, and Submarine Sandwich. One special object can inspire anyone, big or small, in The Elephant and the Bicycle and Cookie-Tin Banjo, and a fly and a spider go to war in a common bathroom in Minuscule: The Private Life of Insects – Brushing.

Various Directors. 2015. 60 m. G. Various Countries. GKids.

Sat. Sept 19   12:00 PM 1
Sun. Sept 27   2:00 PM 2

1 Tickets: $7 (members), $12 (nonmembers), $7.50 (children under 12)
2 Tickets: $7 (members), $12 (nonmembers), $7.50 (children under 12)
Best of the Fest: Party Mix

Best of the Fest: Party Mix


For Ages 9 and Up. Old fables and myths are given a new twist in Mythopolis and Tigers Tied Up in One Rope. Fate is in the hands of some surprising characters in Johnny Express and In the Beginning. The human spirit, guided by music, soars against harsh realities in The Trumpeter and Layla’s MelodyThe Single Lifestrikes a playful note when it imagines music as means of time travel. Dogs take center stage–literally–in Oh My Dog.

Various Directors. 2015. 65 m. PG. Various Countries, Various languages with subtitles. GKids.

Sun. Sept 20   2:00 PM 1
Sat. Sept 26   12:00 PM 2

1 Tickets: $7 (members), $12 (nonmembers), $7.50 (children under 12)
2 Tickets: $7 (members), $12 (nonmembers), $7.50 (children under 12)
Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes

Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes


The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire's critically acclaimed album, Reflektor. The film re-contextualizes the album experience, transporting the viewer into a kaleidoscopic sonic and visual landscape. It charts the band's creative journey as they lay foundations for the album in Jamaica, commence recording sessions in Montreal, and play an impromptu gig at a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival, before bringing their breathtaking live show to packed arenas in Los Angeles and London. The film blends never-before-seen personal interviews and moments captured by the band to dazzling effect, and features 20 minutes of exclusive unseen footage, filmed only for cinema audiences.

Kahlil Joseph. 2015. 91 m. NR. USA. Arts Alliance.

Wed. Sept 23   7:30 PM

Zarafa

Zarafa


For Ages 9 and Up. Inspired by the true story of the first giraffe to visit France, Zarafa is a sumptuously animated and stirring adventure, and a throwback to a bygone era of hand-drawn animation. Under the cover of darkness a small boy, Maki, loosens the shackles that bind him and escapes into the desert night. Pursued by slavers across the moon-lit savannah, Maki meets Zarafa, a baby giraffe – and an orphan, just like him – as well as the nomad Hassan, Prince of the Desert. And so Maki, Zarafa, and Hassan take off in a hot-air balloon to cross the Mediterranean, setting off on an adventure across Northern Africa, the bustling port of Marseilles, and over the snow-capped peaks of the Alps, arriving at last in Paris. But all the while, Maki is determined to find a way to return Zarafa to her rightful home.

Rémi Bezançon/Jean-Christophe Lie. 2011. 78 m. PG. France/Belgium, French with subtitles. GKids.

Sat. Oct 10   12:00 PM
Sun. Oct 11   12:00 PM
Mon. Oct 12   12:00 PM

Fantasia

Fantasia


"Fantasia is simply terrific -- as terrific as anything that has ever happened on a screen." (New York Times)

Throughout history, there have been but a handful of groundbreaking films where the soundtrack has become inextricably linked to the cinematic achievement of the film itself. There is perhaps no greater example of this marriage than Walt Disney’s 1940 masterpiece, Fantasia, an innovative and revolutionary animated classic combining Western classical music with imaginative visuals, presented by Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra. The eight animation sequences are colorful, impressive, free-flowing, abstract, and often surrealistic pieces. They include the most famous of all, Paul Dukas's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" with Mickey Mouse as the title character battling brooms carrying endless buckets of water. Presented in a remastered DCP.

Run time approximated, also includes a special 75th Anniversary presentation

Various Directors. 1940. 145 m. G. USA. BYexperience.

Sat. Nov 7   12:00 PM