The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) opened in 2001 as a nonprofit five-screen cinema and education center. One of the most successful suburban art houses in the country, JBFC celebrates film as a vehicle for entertainment, education, and inspiration.
Monday evening May 13 at 7:30 pm the Burns’ Executive Director Edie Demas returns to Kendal. Ms. Demas joined the JBFC as executive director in May 2014. Previously, she worked with the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles and was Director of Education at New York’s New Victory Theater, where under her direction, its education programs were honored with the Americans for the Arts award for Arts Education.
Edie also spent several years in Ireland, working as an education officer with Graffiti Theatre Company; she founded UnReel, an international film festival for young people developed scripts for children’s film and television, and served as an Associate Artist for Education and Outreach at the famed Abbey Theatre. She has an MA and PhD from NYU’s Educational Theatre program.
As almost everyone knows, “The Burns” is one of Westchester’s most important cultural centers. If you want to hear about the its “inside”, make sure you’re in the Gathering Room on Monday evening at 7:30 pm.