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A local nonprofit strives to change the way we think

A local nonprofit strives to change the way we think

Evan Ajuria, Staff Writer

March 31, 2019


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BraveMaker is an emerging nonprofit based out of Redwood City, seeking to make a difference in not only the way we look at each other, but the way we look at change. Its goal is to provide a platform for filmmakers to share brave stories centered on injustice and discrimination. On March 25, Brave...

Belmont Library Hosts the 11th Annual SMCL Teen Film Fest

Belmont Library Hosts the 11th Annual SMCL Teen Film Fest

CJ Ward, Segment Producer

March 23, 2019


Filed under ScotCenter, ScotCenter: News

Teens around the Bay Area submit their films for a chance to win prizes in the SMCL Teen Film Fest.

Cinequest stretches the limits of modern film

Cinequest stretches the limits of modern film

Aaron Penn, Staff Writter

March 15, 2019


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Cinequest Film and Creativity Festival has another huge audience this year as they continue to impress with their films' “ingenuity” and “empowerment," according to many Yelp reviews. Cinequest has been a Silicon Valley tradition for 29 years now since its birth from the minds of founders ...

“The Lego Movie: The Second Part” is a humorous and charming film

“The Lego Movie: The Second Part” is a humorous and charming film

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under Reviews

“The Lego Movie: The Second Part” is not necessarily the movie we need, but it is the one we deserve. An impressive sequel to an already impressive prequel, it transports the audience back to the world of Emmet Brickowski, an unassuming and cheerful Lego man who just returned from his persona...

Brave Maker hosts their first private feature film screening

Brave Maker hosts their first private feature film screening

Evan Ajuria, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


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Hundreds of people gathered in Redwood City for Brave Maker’s first feature film screening event at the Cinemark Theatre. “For tonight, my hope is to create a conversation about immigration. It is something I have felt pretty ignorant about in the past few months, and I wanted to find ways to ...

Classic Film Club exposes club members to films that stand the test of time

Classic Film Club exposes club members to films that stand the test of time

Alison Kim, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Campus

“Some of the movies we watch are like time capsules,” a member of the Classic Film Club said while describing the club. Although there are various other movie-watching clubs at Carlmont, the Classic Film Club is unique. While the other clubs choose popular movies that have recently been in theat...

‘Isle of Dogs’ is a unique experience

‘Isle of Dogs’ is a unique experience

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Reviews

He’s done it again. Wes Anderson has come through with another quality film that managed to blow me away with its creativity and guile. Set in future Japan, “Isle of Dogs” tells the story of a world in which, through Mayor Kobayashi’s fear mongering and propaganda, all dogs have been sent...

Weekly Pajama Storytime helps children focus

Weekly Pajama Storytime helps children focus

Anna Feng, Scot Scoop Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under News

Surrounded by various picture books and stuffed animals, volunteer Mickey Wicz begins to read to a small gaggle of children. Each Wednesday evening from 7–7:30 p.m., the San Mateo County Library (SMCL) hosts a Pajama Storytime. The San Carlos Library is one of the libraries that host this event....

Teen Film Festival celebrates 10th anniversary

Teen Film Festival celebrates 10th anniversary

Justin Som, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under News

Discussing sound-layering techniques with other filmmakers. Publicizing your documentary or music video to a large audience. Forming connections with real-life movie producers. At the San Mateo County Libraries' 10th annual Teen Film Festival, filmmakers from 9th to 12th grade presented their short f...

‘Black Panther: The Album’ reigns independent from the film

‘Black Panther: The Album’ reigns independent from the film

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Reviews

Marvel’s movie “Black Panther” continues to dominate the box office, taking in another $108 million in its second weekend of release. Kendrick Lamar’s latest companion album, “Black Panther: The Album” sold a total of 131,000 copies to remain at Number One on Billboard's Top 100. Howe...

Belmont Library hosts film festival for teens

Belmont Library hosts film festival for teens

Vincent Wai, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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Many students gathered to join the Belmont Library in their 72 Hour Movie Making Challenge on Nov. 17, 2017. The original challenge of the competition was to make a movie with only three days to work; all the participants' hard work would be displayed that Friday. Kayla Marie Figard, the teen services librarian for the Belm...

Film is still alive and thriving

Film is still alive and thriving

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In a conversation with the Associated Press, acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese stated that “cinema is gone.”  Although Scorsese has had an unrivaled career as a director and film enthusiast, I sadly feel that he is incorrect. Film in the 21st century has been just as inventive, creative, and ...

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