Tagged: Films

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 »


High School Student Critic Review - Before the Flood

Before the Flood, directed by Fisher Stevens, explores the strikingly harsh global issue of climate change. Narrated by actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the film follows his travels around the world. He visits places like Greenland, India, and Florida, where scientists, politicians, and | more »


Spotlight on Student Screenings: Marshall, Oct. 10

Through screenings followed by discussions with Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) faculty, filmmakers, and special guests, our Classroom to Screening Room program uses the power of film to enhance curricular content. Teachers can choose from three distinct Classroom to Screening | more »


New Semester of Cinemania Begins 9/27!

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 »


Join us this August for JBFC Kids: On Location!

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 »


"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 »


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 »