Mendocino Film Festival team up with Mendocino Art Center

“East of Eden” screening concludes Mendocino Art Center’s “Our Town in Art & Film” series.

A well attending screening of “East of Eden”, the 60 year old film classic partially shot in the town of Mendocino, was the culmination of a 6 week series of events highlighting Mendocino: Our Town in Art & Film. This project was a collaborative effort between The Mendocino Art Center and The Mendocino Film Festival funded by a matching grant from the California Arts Council.

our town poster
Sunday’s screening, in the Abalone Room at the Little River Inn, was preceded by a convivial reception to help raise the matching funds for the $8500 grant. Scott Feinberg, Lead Award Analyst of The Hollywood Reporter with a penchant for correctly choosing Academy Award winners, introduced the Elia Kazan film and provided a Q&A session after the show. He shared entertaining tidbits on the movie, its stars and 1950’s Mendocino. Feinberg also did this at free “East of Eden” screenings for seniors and Mendocino High School students.
The purpose of this grant was to provide a visual and historical perspective on the role that art and film has played in the economic revival of the town of Mendocino.

Sunday, November 9, 4pm
Community Center of Mendocino, 998 School Street

Mendocino As It Was, facilitated by Steven Worthen and will featuring stories and memories of the 1960s and 1970s in and around Mendocino. For those who were here in Mendocino, it was an opportunity to hear stories and share a laugh, or shed a tear of nostalgia. For those who were not, watching this video will be an opportunity to learn some local history about a time that was a major turning point for the community.


  1. Thank you for posting this online! I work at the school and was hoping to be able to see a copy of the event, it was a really great event.

    Thank you for filming it for all to see.


city not found