Tagged: Media Arts Lab

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 »


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 »


Fall Workshops @ the Lab

Founded in 2001, the JBFC shows hundreds of films a year in our art house theater and has pioneered a unique approach to viewing and making media that is rooted in our commitment to visual literacy. In our classes at the Media Arts Lab, you’ll develop your own projects, learn to | more »


Registration for Fall Courses @ The Lab Continues!

Founded in 2001, the JBFC shows hundreds of films a year in our art house theater and has pioneered a unique approach to viewing and making media that is rooted in our commitment to visual literacy. In our classes at the Media Arts Lab, you’ll make your own projects, learn to | more »


JBFC Kids: On Location @ The Westchester Mall

Through our JBFC Kids initiative, the JBFC welcomes a new generation of viewers and their families into our community of cinema lovers and media-makers by planning family-friendly screenings, offering a full roster of courses and workshops for kids age 3—13, and hosting FREE, | more »


Behind the Scenes at Summer @ The Lab

Want to experience a day in the life of a JBFC camper? Then look no further! 9th- and 10th-grade campers from our third session of Lab Camp—part of Summer @ The Lab—created a 360 video entitled Behind the Scenes, which puts you smack in the center of the action as campers set up | more »


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 »