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Suggested Viewing: Landfill Harmonic

Landfill Harmonic86 min. 2015. Paraguay. Spanish. PG.


Recommended Age: 10+

Streaming: Kanopy (Free), Rent/Purchase: YouTube/Amazon


Synopsis: A documentary focused on the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group made up of children of all ages all who play | more »


Green Screen Activity

In film there are spectacularly mind bending scenes that in real life are impossible. These special effects require something called a green screen, which special effects artists can then replace the green with anything they want; like an alien planet, a huge robot running after | more »


Suggested Viewing: Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

25 min. 2012. UK. English. TV-Y. [Recommended Age: All]

Streaming: Netflix

Synopsis: A kind witch ignores the concerns of her long-suffering companion, a wonderful Cat, and invites more and more animals to join them on her broom. But how will the gang overcome the | more »


Viewing and Doing: Oddball

This week, JBFC Kids Curator Emily Ohara highlights an audience favorite programmed for JBFC Kids a few years ago.

Oddball

2015. 95 m. Australia. English. Rated PG.

Recommended Age 7+

Streaming for free on Tubi, Amazon Prime, Vudu (with Ads), and Hulu.

Synopsis:

Off the coast of | 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 »


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 »