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Film: 'Mothers of Bedford'

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Add to Calendar 15-11-2011 15-11-2011 15 Film: 'Mothers of Bedford' Many parents find it hard to imagine being away from a child for a week, much less a decade or two. Focusing on a unique program at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, "Mothers of Bedford" explores the effects of a long-term prison sentence on five mothers and their children, asking if it's possible to become a better parent while serving time. McShane also keeps a sharp eye on the dramatic family stories that unfold over time, revealing the challenges that emerge at every juncture of a life that's been bowed by the prison system. Q&A Nov. 15: filmmaker Jenifer McShane, advocate Bobby Blanchard, film editor Toby Shimin, followed by a reception. http://www.nymetroparents.com/2015neweventinfo.cfm?id=95762 Jacob Burns Film Center true DD/MM/YYYY
November 15, 2011
7:15pm
Jacob Burns Film Center
Pleasantville
Tween, Teen, Adult
$11

Description: Many parents find it hard to imagine being away from a child for a week, much less a decade or two. Focusing on a unique program at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, "Mothers of Bedford" explores the effects of a long-term prison sentence on five mothers and their children, asking if it's possible to become a better parent while serving time. McShane also keeps a sharp eye on the dramatic family stories that unfold over time, revealing the challenges that emerge at every juncture of a life that's been bowed by the prison system. Q&A Nov. 15: filmmaker Jenifer McShane, advocate Bobby Blanchard, film editor Toby Shimin, followed by a reception.

Address: 364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Phone: 914-747-5555
Website: www.burnsfilmcenter.org

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Venue Description: As a nonprofit institution offering film education every day of the year, the Jacob Burns Film Center screens first-run independent films, previews, classic films, and documentaries from around the world, while promoting 21st-century literacy and striving to convey the brilliance and power of film. Beyond its theater complex, the center includes the 27,000-square-foot Media Arts Lab, with a fully equipped soundstage, recording studio, 60-seat screening room, and 16 editing suites. More than 150 directors, actors, and scholars address the center's audiences each year. The Burns offers additional instructional programs to students in grades 3-12 and those in college. The Center also provides outreach programs, including Family Films and Matinees for Seniors.