Tagged: Documentary

High School Student Critic Review - Jane

Jane is a documentary about the life of Jane Goodall told almost exclusively from footage from her actual ventures into Gombe and other parts of Africa. For some context, Jane Goodall is a woman who, with zero scientific training, was sent into the Gombe wilderness to observe | more »


High School Student Critic Review - Seasons

Seasons is a 2016 French documentary directed by Jacques Perrin about the forests of Europe and the wildlife therein, spanning from the last ice age to modern day. Based on the premise alone, one can deduce that this is not a conventionally told story, especially for a | more »


"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 »


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 »


Inaugural Sally Burns Shenkman Woman Filmmaker Fellow: Leah Galant

Moving back home after college can be dreaded by some, but I have to say- life has been pretty good! I stayed an extra year in Ithaca, NY after graduating in May 2015 from Ithaca College, mostly to delay the feeling that I’d graduated. I also worked with an incredible local | more »


Introducing Lucy Adams: Summer 2016 Emerging Artist Fellow

My interest in documentary films began in high school, when my Broadcast Journalism teacher lent me Microcosmos (1996), an epic depiction of bugs in their natural habitats. I was captivated by the beauty of it all: the magnified detail of a world that the naked eye can barely | more »


The Making of "Faces of Heart"

Marie Venezia and I, two long-time students of the JBFC's Adult courses, created the short film Faces of Heart(featured above) for the American Heart Association's Westchester-Fairfield 2016 Go Red For Women fundraising luncheon held on May 4 at The Stamford Marriott.

In terms of | more »


Announcing the World Premiere of "Us"

Last week, Champ Ensminger, premiered his incredible and much-anticipated music video, Us. Champ was theSummer 2015 Emerging Artist Fellow here at the JBFC.The video is currently enjoying an international release online through well-known music-magazine, The FADER.Us was created | more »


Presenting Widely Acclaimed Short Doc, "Unmappable"

Unmappable is a documentary short, created by Jasmine Luoma and JBFC Faculty member Diane Hodson, that weaves together the life and work of iconoclastic psycho-geographer and convicted sex offender, Denis Wood. This meditative portrait unveils the inner workings of a man whose | more »


Introducing Champ Ensminger: Summer 2015 Emerging Artist Fellow

When I left New York last year for my birthplace of Chiang Mai, Thailand, I thought I had stepped away from my career and artistic practice in film for a while to enjoy some time traveling the other side of the world. Through a few happy coincidences, I found that all roads | more »