Tagged: Media Arts Lab

Register Now for Fall 2017 Courses @ The Lab!

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is a dynamic, dual-mission nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting literacy for a visual culture. The JBFC presents the best of cinema in our art house theater, while our Media Arts Lab offers a variety of courses and workshops for | 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 »


Coming Soon: Fall 2017 Course Registration!

The JBFC is committed to inspiring a new generation of creative thinkers and viewers through fun and engaging educational experiences. In our Courses @ The Lab, students of all ages make their own projects, learn to enjoy movies in new ways, and spend time with some of the most | more »


Register Now for Summer @ The Lab!

A few spaces remain in our ever-popular Summer @ The Lab program. That said, we encourage you to register soon, as sessions are filling fast!

As of Monday, July 10, a select number of spaces remain in the following sessions and age groups:

July 17-August 4: Summer Co-op, Grades | 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 »


Summer @ the Lab: A Sense of Adventure

Our Summer @ The Lab program, hosted at the JBFC Media Arts Lab, offers a wide variety of activities and often the child who loves to act isn’t the same child who loves to sit at a computer for hours editing. My mindset is that you have to try it all. Remind children that even if | 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 »


News & Notes for Education Volunteers

SAVE THE DATE! The JBFC is pleased to share two upcoming events with our volunteer community:

First, we are pleased to announce that our annual volunteer luncheon will take place on Friday, June 9in the JBFC Theater’s Jane Peck Gallery (on the second floor). All active education | more »