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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 »


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 »


The Red Balloon: Viewing & Doing

Now is your chance to watch those classic gems that every kid and grown-up should see. JBFC Kids Curator, Emily Ohara [@teachEmFilm] chose the heartfelt and beloved short film The Red Balloon (1957) accompanied with a fun hands-on activity where you get to draw and color your own | 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 »


Explore Green Screens at this Month’s Family Saturday!

Where can you ride a dinosaur, make yourself disappear, and take your own characters anywhere in the world? At Family Saturdays @ the Lab!

Join us April 6, anytime from 10:30-12:30, for hands-on activities that the whole family will enjoy, all inspired by the magic of green screen | more »


Liyana and the Healing Power of Storytelling

“It is our story and there are no right answer or wrong answers, only good ideas.”

This is how Gcina Mhlope, an acclaimed children’s book writer and activist, sets the tone for the storytelling workshop that five orphaned African children from Swaziland are journeying into.

The | more »


Happy New Year from the Education Department!

Happy 2019! We’re thrilled to be starting a new year with so many exciting things on the horizon.

Courses @ the Lab

Registration is open for Winter/Spring programs for kids, teens, and adults. Learners of all ages and experience levels can find the right fit for them, with a wide | more »


December Family Saturdays @ the Lab: Sound and Music!

Escape from the cold and join us Dec. 1 for Family Saturdays @ the Lab! Drop into the Media Arts Lab anytime from 10:30am-12:30pm for FREE, hands-on activities that the whole family will enjoy.

This month’s event features three stations inspired by sound and music:

Experiment with | 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 »


Save the Date! Family Saturdays @ the Lab

Family Saturdays @ the Lab are back! Mark your calendars for Nov. 3 and Dec. 1 for these free events featuring imaginative, hands-on, media-making activities for the whole family.

This year we are introducing a new time: 10:30am-12:30pm, with members at the Film Family level and | more »