364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Description: Based on a classic James Thurber short story (and currently being remade by Ben Stiller), this is one of Danny Kaye's most beloved movies. He plays a pulp-fiction writer who escapes his life by dreaming himself into situations where his heroism saves the day. But when a sultry stranger ensnares him in a web of espionage, he must become a hero for real. 1947. 110 min. Rated PG.
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.
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