Classroom to Screening Room Special Events give students the opportunity to enjoy a unique experience and thoughtfully engage with new releases and curated titles. Students encounter film as an art form while exploring its connection to social, economic, and cultural forces. Each screening includes a Q&A with a filmmaker or other special guest.

Email us at education@burnsfilmcenter.org to reserve tickets!


Directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster, 2018, US. Documentary, PG.

Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 10:00 am.

Special Guest: Westchester Science and Engineering Fair Committee President, Valerie Holms 

Hailed by critics as “brilliant and quirky” and an “ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends,” Science Fair (winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW) follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks, and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair. Directed by duPont Award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmakers Cristina Constantini and Darren Foster, the film offers a front seat to the victories, defeats, and motivations of an incredible group of young people who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science.

6th Grade/Age 11+


Directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, 2018, US. Documentary, PG.

Monday, Nov. 5 at 10:00 am.

Special Guest: Honorable Gretchen Walsh, J.S.C.

A Sundance ’18 festival favorite, RBG is a delightful and surprising portrait of an extraordinary woman and an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Now 84, Ginsburg refuses to relinquish her passionate duty, steadily fighting for equal rights for all citizens under the law as she writes vigorous dissenting opinions that have earned her the title “Notorious RBG.” Through intimate interviews and unprecedented access to Ginsburg’s life outside the court, RBG tells the electric story of her consuming love affairs with both the Constitution and her beloved husband Marty—and of a life’s work as a trailblazer in defining gender discrimination and an icon of justice in the highest court in the land.

6th Grade/Age 11+


Directed by Raoul Peck, 2016, US/France. Documentary, NR.

Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 10:00 am.

I Am Not Your Negro examines what it means to be Black in America through the prism of James Baldwin’s unfinished novel, intended to be an account of the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The film is all that and more, ultimately an exploration of America’s long, irrational relationship with race. Given access to the book proposal and the 30 pages Baldwin wrote, Raoul Peck (Lumumba) blends the author’s words with archival material to create what Manohla Dargis of the New York Times calls a film that is, “brilliantly edited, [and] moves across time and space seamlessly, insistently…”

6th Grade/Age 11+

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