364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Description: An exuberant, vivid fantasy about a suburban boy who joins a group of renegade time-traveling dwarves. Together they plunder and loot their way from era to era, encountering the likes of Agamemnon, Napoleon, and Robin Hood along the way. Funny and offbeat with convincing homemade special effects, this piece of movie magic was written and directed by Monty Python alum Terry Gilliam. (Rated "PG." 1981, 116 min.)
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.