R5 Reasons to Visit the Jacob Burns Film Center in October

The Jacob Burns Film Center gives visitors plenty of reasons to visit in October.

Focus on Nature

The Center takes a look at films with an environmental slant.

Oct. 2: Lost Rivers, followed by a Q&A with Saw Mill River Project Facilitators Ann-Marie Mitroff (Groundwork Hudson Valley River Programs director) and Jim Pinto (former Yonkers director of Waterfront Development), along with Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan
Oct. 9: More Than Honey, followed by a Q&A w/filmmaker Markus Imhoof via Skype
Oct. 20: Wings of Life, followed by an eco-art project for kids with artist Mary Jane Nusbaum 
Oct. 20: Burns BookTalk with author Eric W. Sanderson, a presentation and discussion with internationally recognized ecologist and author Eric W. Sanderson
Oct. 24: Fall and Winter, followed by a Q&A with Programming Director Brian Ackerman and Executive Director Steve Apkon
Oct. 29: Antarctica 3D: On the Edge, followed by a Q&A w/filmmaker Jon Bowermaster

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Dance on Film

The Center screens a series of films focused around dance and movement. 

Oct. 10:  The Red Shoes, followed by a light reception with wine donated by Wine Enthusiast
Oct. 11, 12: The Man Behind the Throne
Oct. 12, 13: The Maiden Danced to Death
Oct. 12: Made in America: Short Films
Oct. 13, 14: To Dance Like a Man, followed by a discussion on October 14 with Ballet Hispanico’s Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Mistress Caridad Martinez, and Choreographer Peter Pucci
Oct. 14, 15: 12 Tangos: Adios Buenos Aires, followed by a Q&A on October 15 w/Bandoneón Master J. P. Jofre
Oct. 16:  An Evening With Pilobolus, including a Q&A w/Pilobolus Associate Artistic Directors Renée Jaworski and Matt Kent and Choreographer Peter Pucci.

The Film Music of Aaron Copland

Jacob Burns hosts a series, presented in conjunction with Copland House, of films that feature Copland’s music.

Oct. 17: Appalachian Spring, followed by a Q&A with Michael Boriskin, artistic and executive director of Copland House
Oct. 18: The Red Pony
Oct. 18: Of Mice and Men, followed by a Q&A with Michael Boriskin, artistic and executive director of Copland House
Oct. 19: The Heiress
Oct. 19: He Got Game
Oct. 20: Something Wild

For more information, call the Jacob Burns Film Center at (914) 747-5555 or visit burnsfilmcenter.org.

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