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Cinemania Student Critic Review - Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a movie that I would watch over and over again because of how vibrant the colors and the characters are and that really brings this story to life.

One thing that I really love about this movie is that they actually brought back the original cast | more »


Cinemania Student Critic Review - Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Lucasfilm granted us a legendary film by the name ofStar Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back.

The movie follows Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Han Solo fighting for the Rebellion against the Imperials. Luke is determined to follow in his | more »


Spring 2017 Minds in Motion Premieres

The JBFC is pleased to host world premieres for our Minds in Motion program participants this May and June! This spring, over 400 fourth grade students from PEARLS Hawthorne, School 5 Kahlil Gibran, and Casimir Pulaski in Yonkers; Church Street in White Plains; and Claremont | more »


Image, Sound, and Story: 2017 Professional Development & Open House

The JBFC's Education Department is pleased to announce that registration is now open for Summer 2017 Image, Sound, and Story professional development!

Image, Sound, and Story is a professional development program that inspires and prepares teachers to integrate media viewing and | more »


From Bronxville to the Burns: Viewing & Doing in Practice

Just two months after I began working at the JBFC, I received word that students from my alma mater, Bronxville High School, would be coming to the JBFC Theater for a Classroom to Screening Room “clipshow.” Elated, I volunteered to help out with the event, particularly since two | more »


Grateful for the Gift of Image, Sound and Story: A Teacher's Perspective

Establishing Shot: A classroom of 30 fifth graders, ALL simultaneously engaged as they watch a screen. Yes, I know this doesn’t seem to be out of the ordinary—children watching a screen—but the conversation that takes place AFTER that is the GIFT.

Medium Shot: During the fourth | more »


Have You Explored Our View Now Do Now Library?

The JBFC is committed to promoting literacy for the 21st century. One way we advance these goals is by increasing exposure to our ten media literacy concepts, explored in-depth in our Image, Sound, and Story curriculum. Although we do encourage educators to participate in our | more »


Minds in Motion Premieres for Fall 2016 Sessions

The JBFC is pleased to host world premieres for all the fourth grade students that participated in Minds in Motion during the fall semester. The young animators will walk the red carpet, receive popcorn and juice, and see their stop-motion animation films premiere on the big | more »


Reflections on Art House Convergence 2017

Last week JBFC Executive Director Edie Demas, Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin, and I had the opportunity to attend the Art House Convergence Conference in Midway, Utah. The Art House Convergence is a growing network of cinemas that gathers each year before the Sundance Film | more »


Have You Explored Our Visual Glossary?

The JBFC is committed to promoting literacy for the 21st century. One way we advance these goals is by increasing exposure to our ten media literacy concepts, explored in-depth in our Image, Sound, and Storycurriculum. Although we encourage educators to participate in our Image, | more »