Education Blog

Oh, Grow Up!

By Karolina Manko, Education Assistant 12.12.14

Growing up is a universally difficult process; but one of the best remedies for combating the awkward period of adolescence is peeking inside someone else’s experience. What better way to do that than through film? That’s exactly what our Cinemania program for seventh and eighth graders is designed for! The program is built around an ever-expanding list of foreign and domestic films about the coming-of-age experience. Each semester is packed with in-depth discussions, popcorn, and even a traditional end-of-semester trivia party!

Recently, Cinemania has grown to encompass a "Student Critics" program. Participants can now apply for a chance to have their film reviews published up on our blog. Accepted students are given an assignment to critique a film (and two tickets to a screening of it at our theater.) Check out what our film critics wrote about the Charlie Chaplin shorts that screened at the JBFC this past November.

Interested in joining the fun? Registration for the Spring 2015 session of Cinemania is NOW OPEN