Jacob Burns Film Center Receives $7,000 Grant From Coolidge Corner Theatre And Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

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October 10, 2013

From: Jacob Burns Film Center

Science on Screen at the JBFC

Pleasantville, NY---The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) was awarded a $7,000 grant from the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to present the series Science on Screen, a program of feature narratives and documentaries about science and technology. The nationwide Science on Screen program explores connections between science and the humanities through viewing and discussion of entertaining, provocative films.

JBFC will present three Science on Screen events through July, 2014. Each event will pair screenings of new and classic films with presentations and dialogue with scientists and technologists from a variety of fields. The JBFC was one of 20 independent movie theaters across the United States to receive funding for this initiative, now in its eighth year. Cinemas awarded a Science on Screen grant include the Hollywood Theatre, Portland, Oregon, the Nickelodeon Theatre, Columbia, South Carolina, the Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, Michigan and others.

The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA is an independently operated movie theater run by the not-for-profit Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation. A beloved movie house and landmark, the Coolidge has been operating since 1933.

The New York-based Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, founded in 1934, makes grants in science, technology, and economic performance. The foundation’s commitment to enhance public understanding of science and technology, supports projects in print, radio, film, television, theater, and the internet. The Sloan Foundation encourages the next generation of filmmakers to depict themes of science and technology and to produce new scripts about scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.