Pleasantville (NY)

For the Jacob Burns Film Center, a Season of Off Screen Turmoil

“The J.B.F.C. is a force for social change disguised as a movie theater,” Demme once said. But now something more unsettling than a sudden, cinematic cut to black has stirred debate at the institution in Pleasantville, about 30 miles north of Manhattan. The former head of programming, Brian Ackerman, was quietly fired in May after […]

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