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Cinemania Student Critic Review - Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs is a 2018 animated film directed by Wes Anderson, who uses great elements of the country’s language and culture to create a fraught sense of unfamiliarity in the characters throughout the movie. The film is mainly set in Japan. It’s about a 12-year old boy who seeks | more »


Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute

Teachers of grades 3-12 are invited to join us for the Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute. This three-day/18 hour, summer professional development program prepares teachers to lead instruction for the first three projects of the Image, Sound, and Story curriculum: "Image," | more »


Register Now for Summer @ the Lab 2018!

Summer is right around the corner and at the Jacob Burns Film Center that means it’s almost time for Summer @ the Lab! There are two ways to participate in Summer @ the Lab:

Lab Camp (for campers entering grades 3-10)

Summer Co-op (for campers entering grades 9-12).

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FREE Family Saturdays @ The Lab! April 7, 2018

Drop by the Media Arts Lab any time from 1:00–3:00 pm on the first Saturday of select months for our Family Saturdays @ the Lab program!

Each month features three brand new, hands-on activities for students age 3–13. With the help of our faculty and staff, media makers of all ages | more »


High School Student Critic Review: Shea on The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner is a 2017 animated film about Parvana, a young girl in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan whose father is unjustly arrested, so she must dress as a boy to support her family while they try to find and save her father from prison. The film is directed by Nora Twomey, | more »


High School Student Critic Review - The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner, directed by Nora Twomey, tells the interesting story of Parvana and her life in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Living in poverty, Parvana and her injured father frequent the market to sell what little they have. Despite their living conditions, the family is | more »


Behind the Scenes: Storyville Game Design

Once a year, Storyville students get the chance to create their very own board game. The 1st and 2nd graders in this class do practically all the work involved (the only thing I do is to bring all their artwork together in the finished product) from agreeing on a concept, | more »


Student Critic Review - Jane

The film Jane, directed by Brett Morgen, tells the captivating story of Jane Goodall and her studies and adventures in Africa. Created in part using unseen original footage rediscovered in 2014, the film’s great cinematography and editing allows Jane’s passion and commitment to | more »


High School Student Critic Review - Jane

Jane is a documentary about the life of Jane Goodall told almost exclusively from footage from her actual ventures into Gombe and other parts of Africa. For some context, Jane Goodall is a woman who, with zero scientific training, was sent into the Gombe wilderness to observe | more »


High School Student Critic Review - Seasons

Seasons is a 2016 French documentary directed by Jacques Perrin about the forests of Europe and the wildlife therein, spanning from the last ice age to modern day. Based on the premise alone, one can deduce that this is not a conventionally told story, especially for a | more »