Film

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 both those in favor of changing the name and those against, the film presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the matter.

The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation. Directed by brothers John and Kenn Little, who are members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the film traces how the word “r*dskin” evolved from being a term of racist derision and slander to being embraced as the name of one of the NFL’s most beloved franchises. It also draws on the voices of Native American activists and scholars to place this controversy within the wider context of Native American history and racial stereotyping more generally.

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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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Watch movie, then discuss it with its director at the Menlo Park Library on Feb. 26

Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes and then discuss it with director Harleen Singh at the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 6:30 t0 8:30 pm. With a lively backdrop of superheroes, comic books, and animated comics, Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes brings together three talented artist — a Sikh, a woman, and […]

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Today kicks off “January is for the birds” in Menlo Park

Anyone who’s ever thought to themselves that the month of January is for the birds is right; at least that’s the case at the Menlo Park Library. Over the course of the month, the library will be offering an avian-themed slate of films, science talks, crafts and special guest appearances. Judy Irving and Mark Bittner, […]

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