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Oct 14

Place and Identity: Who is Malden Film Series (Event #3)

October 14, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


As part of the Filmbuilding Malden: Our City in Motion program, the City of Malden and Urban Media Arts (UMA) is pleased to invite the public to enjoy a series of free screening events that will showcase short films that offer a unique lens to Malden and its people, places, nature, culture, and history. Each film screening will include a time for interactive discussion.

About this event

NOTE: Venue has changed to First Parish Malden

Enjoy the premiere of two community-made films that explore how members of our community create and find identity in Malden. This includes how food, flowers, history, gatherings, clubs, and the various business establishments and natural places are part of who we are individually and together. Appetizer reception with samplings from Bingebowl, Malden’s Eastern European restaurant. Interactive discussion will follow each film.

Doors open: 5pm (with music by Hannibal Rosa). Program begins 5:30.

  • 5:30 PM Introduction
  • Film Screening: What Was, What Is
    • Filmbuilders: Parto Khorshidi, Ethan MacAdam, Shiva Mishra, Jodi Moran & Michael Tessier; Mentor: Alex Nezam
  • Discussion and Q&A
  • 7:00 PM Film Screening: “Malden, A Place To Eat”
    • Filmbuilders: Nikita Sampath & Rydia Vielehr; Mentors: Jozef Zekanoski & Asma Khoshmehr
  • Discussion and Q&A
  • Final Remarks

Parking: Available in Beebe School lot adjacent.

Handicapped access on side entrance nearest Beebe School. Main entrance at front, close to Pleasant and Elm intersection.

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About the Film Series

Though Malden is a place, one can ask “who it is” as if it breathes and has a story. This is the idea behind the prompt 24 members of Malden’s community are exploring together through film as they participate in the Filmbuilding Malden: Our City in Motion program taking place this summer and fall. As part of their collaborative filmmaking process, they will share their films with the public at a series of four film screening events held in September and October 2023. The City of Malden and Urban Media Arts (UMA) invites the public to join this unique filmgoing experience and discover Malden’s people, places, nature, food, and stories past and present through discussion and film.  


This Film series is funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and by the City of Malden.

For details about program and film series, visit the Filmbuilding Malden web page.

Special thank you to First Parish Malden for use of their beautiful sanctuary and community room.

Image credit: graphic designed by Grace Julian Murthy
Artwork by Artist Rosene Wine, “Quarantine Balconies,” Oil painting


October 14, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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First Parish Malden
2 Elm Street
Malden, 02148 United States
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City of Malden
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