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"Monkey Kingdom: A Documentary For the Whole Family"

Few movies can captivate children and environmentalists at the same time, but Monkey Kingdom is one of the rare exceptions. It remains a truthful documentary about nature but tells a “Cinderella story.”

The documentary follows the story of a toque macaque, a monkey named Maya, and | more »


"Persepolis: A Mature Subject Captured in Animation"

When you go to the movies to see an animated film, you may think the subject might be a princess or superheroes for kids. But Persepolis, an animated film, captures much more serious topics like war and self-discovery. Persepolis follows a young girl named Marjane Satrapi, and | more »


Summer Professional Development for Educators: Register Now!

Register now for Summer 2017 professional development, as registration closes Friday, June 30!

Image, Sound, and Story is a professional development program that inspires and prepares teachers to integrate viewing and creating media into their classroom culture and literacy | more »


Reflecting on Created Equal: Image, Sound, and Story

During the 2016-2017 school year, the JBFC and Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS)’s interdisciplinary curriculum Created Equal: Image, Sound, and Story was implemented in four Brooklyn schools with 14 teachers and reached over 200 students. Building on the JBFC’s pioneering media | more »


High School Student Critic Review - Persepolis

The film Persepolis follows the story of Marjane, a girl from Tehran, Iran, as she grows her individuality in the midst of the violence and change of the ongoing Iranian conflicts. Her family, being intertwined with the country's politics, adds to the depth of the film, with | more »


Cinemania Student Critic Review - Persepolis

Persepolis is a movie adapted from a graphic novel-autobiography of the same name. This review is coming from the perspective of someone who is unfamiliar with the source material, so I cannot speak about how it compares to its literary counterpart. However, I can say for certain | more »


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 »