We at the Burns could not be more excited for the fall semester of our ever-popular afterschool film club for middle schoolers, Cinemania! Beginning on September 27th, the fall semester of Cinemania will run for twelve weeks, marking a change in scheduling as the program shifts | more »
For those of you who have not yet attended a family-friendly screening at the theater or a Family Saturday @ The Lab, JBFC Kids is our exciting initiative designed to make the theater-going experience more inviting for kids. We welcome a new generation of viewers and their | more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Open to all high school students. No registration necessary.
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 »
The JBFC is proud to share a new short film written and directed by Kerry LeVielle, a long-time Teaching Assistant for JBFC's Education Department. Kerry provided the following synopsis for the film, entitledHer Natural Crown:"A mother struggles with her self image after | more »