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Where to Watch Kid-Friendly Films Online Right Now?

Now that everyone is home, streaming options are the next best way to watch soon-to-be favorites. However, searching for streaming options can be overwhelming, especially when looking for an affordable site with quality content | more »


Suggested Viewing: Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons [Recommended Age 8+]

97 m. UK. English. Rated PG.

Recommended Age 8+.

Available on YouTube and Tubi

It’s summer vacation and the Walker children are itching for an adventure in the English Lake District. After getting permission to camp out on an island alone, | more »


Onward: A Critique

In 2016 Pixar President, Jim Morris, excited millions when he informally announced, in an Entertainment Weekly article, that the studio would return to its roots soon with more original stories. “Everything after Toy Story [4] and The Incredibles [2] is an original right now,” | more »


Suggested Viewing: Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants

Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants

2013. 89 m. France. No Dialogue. Rated NR.

Recommended for all ages.

Streaming on Kanopy (Free) & Amazon Prime [Free]

A lost ladybug finds themselves in the middle of two opposing ant colonies trying to capture sugar scavenged from leftover | more »


Suggested Viewing: Stories We Tell

Stories We Tell

PG-13

Available on Kanopy, Tubi, Amazon Prime, Youtube

Adults get bored too, but enforced down-time is the perfect opportunity to watch a great documentary. Theresa Dawson, JBFC Education Program Manager reflected on a recent 3-week Documentary class she taught at | more »


A Busy Month for Education at the JBFC!

May was a busy month for education programs at the JBFC! From off-site events to film premieres to educator engagement, this month was the perfect window into the varied work our education programs do all year long.

May 11: White Plains Youth Bureau STEAM Fair

The JBFC hosted a | more »


Classroom to Screening Room Special Event: RBG

Last week, we welcomed high school students from Pleasantville High School, Peekskill High School, and White Plains High School to a Classroom to Screening Room Special Event screening of the documentary RBG, a delightful and surprising portrait of an extraordinary woman and an | more »


Classroom to Screening Room Special Event: Science Fair

Last week we welcomed high school students from Ossining High School, Pawling High School, and Yorktown High School for a Classroom to Screening Room Special Event of Science Fair. This documentary follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate | more »


Celebrating Art House Theater Day at the Jacob Burns Film Center

Sunday, Sept. 23 was Art House Theater Day, a national celebration of the art house theater and the cultural role it plays in the community. To celebrate, the Jacob Burns Film Center organized a family event to celebrate both viewing and creating media.

We featured two sets of | more »


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 »