Film

The UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) Cafe in conjunction with Menlo Park Public Art is presenting Can Art Stop a Bullet: William Kelly’s Big Picture on Friday, Jan. 17 at 6:00 pm. A description of the film is available online.

The screening will take place at Art Ventures Gallery, 888 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park, with a discussion following.

In addition, human rights photographer Mark Tuschman will show some pieces from his series Faces of Courage.

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Documentary filmmaker Michael Schwarz dies unexpectedly, memorial planned for Jan. 15

Michael Schwarz, a longtime Menlo Park resident with a gift for documentary storytelling, died unexpectedly on Dec. 1 at age 66 as a result of a fall in his home. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Stanford Memorial Church from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. His untimely death […]

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“More Than a Word”: A film about Native American-based mascots screens on Oct. 14

In recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Menlo Park Library is screening a documentary about contemporary debates over cultural appropriation on Oct. 14 at 2:00pm. “More Than a Word: A film about Native American-based sports mascots and the Washington R*dskins” analyzes the controversy over the Washington football team and its contentious name. Using interviews from […]

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Bid good-bye to the Guild Theatre at a special free screening of “Cinema Paradiso”

As noted previously on InMenlo, Menlo Park’s 90+ year old movie theater, the Guild, is closing Thursday, Sept. 26, to make way for a new Guild that will focus on live entertainment. There will be a free screening of the film Cinema Paradiso at a “Goodbye Guild” event on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at  7:05 pm, […]

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Tuolumne River Film Festival returns to M-A PAC on Sept. 7

Join fellow nature lovers for an evening of fun and films to celebrate the Tuolumne River and the culture that flows from it! This year’s festival will feature short films from the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, the International Ocean Film Festival, live music, and much more! The Festival takes place at the M-A PAC […]

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Linda Boroff wins award for her memoir but writing screenplays is her passion

We had reached out to Menlo Park resident Linda Boroff after learning she’d won first prize in the Ageless Authors competition for her memoir, What’s So Funny? A Love Story. The judges noted she used “an extensive vocabulary and attention to detail to chart a family’s humorous descent out of the middle class.” “I never expected to […]

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Menlo Park Library Comic Con® returns on June 22

Menlo Park Library Comic Con® is back! Immerse yourself in a day of comic, sci-fi and gamer-related fandom fun for adults and children alike on Saturday, June 22 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm The free-admission event will feature cosplay, live music, artists, vendors, special guests, a photo booth, hands-on activities, games, film screenings, an […]

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Windrider Bay Area Film Forum celebrates its 10th anniversary this June

The Windrider Bay Area Film Forum returns this month, celebrating 10 years of bringing thoughtful films followed by Q & A sessions to the Peninsula. New this year is series of receptions before and after each evening’s program with the goal of linking the issues covered on screen with local organizations taking action on the same issues. […]

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Spotted: Hollywood comes to Menlo Park

Well, not really. But that’s what it looked like on first glance on Ambar St. today. Lots of production trucks, talent bus (pictured), gofers and grippers and, of course security. We asked what was going on. Alas, just a commercial being shot for “Silicon Valley tech company.” Well, that narrowed it down…! Photo by Linda […]

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Learn about films Walt Disney produced during World War II on April 8

Educator Shawn Carrera from the Walt Disney Family Museum will talk about the films Walt Disney produced for the government during World War II on Monday, April 8, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library. Emphasis will be placed on Disney shorts and films made for the war effort, the occupation of […]

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Remastered 1964 films by Menlo Park filmmaker show origins of SLAC

A pair of 1964 films detailing the construction of Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, later renamed SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, were recently remastered and are now available for viewing on YouTube thanks to a partnership between the films’ producer, J. Douglas Allen (pictured), and the SLAC Archives, History & Records Office. The films provide a fascinating […]

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