Film: "Mothers of Bedford"

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November 13, 2011


Jacob Burns Film Center




Event 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.

Address: 364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Phone: 914-747-5555

About Jacob Burns Film Center

The Jacob Burns Film Center is a dynamic nonprofit educational and cultural organization in Pleasantville, NY. At its five-screen thater it presents the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema, along with an exciting roster of special guests. Across the street, the Media Arts Lab is the hub of our education mission to develop and implement programs that provide instruction and inspiration in media-making and communication for a visually, digitally, and globally connected world. With these two state-of-the-art facilities and a Residence for International Filmmakers, the JBFC campus provides countless opportunities for dialogue and community engagement.

Each year, over 200,000 people come through its doors to see more than 400 different films, and 13,000 students participate in its education programs every year. 

About Jacob Burns Film Center

Standard hours: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution dedicated to presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema; promoting 21st century literacy; and making film a vibrant part of the community.
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