364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
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.
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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