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Pleasantville's Jacob Burns Film Center Features 'The Power Of Story'

The Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville will present "The Power of Story" on May 11.
The Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville will present "The Power of Story" on May 11. Photo Credit: Mike Esposito

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville will present "The Power of Story," a special evening in partnership with SongwritingWith:Soldiers on Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.

The program will feature conversation, film clips and live music inspired by the work of this organization to celebrate the power of story and music. Panelists include Mary Judd, Darden Smith, filmmaker Jon Siskel, and Staff Sgt. Rob Spohr, featuring a musical performance by singer/songwriters Smith and Mary Gauthier.

Smith, who is founder and creative director of SongwritingWith:Soldiers, along with Executive Director Judd, have been dedicated to improving the lives of soldiers since 2012 by pairing veterans, active-duty service members and military families with professional songwriters in retreat settings to craft songs about military experiences and the transition home.

This is a free community event, RSVP to ssoliman@burnsfilmcenter.org with the subject line “SW:S at JBFC,” a first and last name, and the number of tickets needed. In conjunction with the evening, there will be a media exhibition of participating veterans’ portraits by Michael O’Brien in the JBFC Theater’s Jane Peck Gallery on the third floor.

To learn more about the Jacob Burns Film Center, click here .

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