- Review of Two Million Minutes: A Global Examination
- Fisking the National Association of Secondary School Principals on Two Million Minutes
A heads up to those who will be in the South Bay area on December 5th – Two Million Minutes will be screened at Landmark’s Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto for a limited audience of 300:
Both Bob Compton, Executive Producer, and Tim Draper, Managing Director of Silicon Valley venture firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (an expert in the film, quoted as saying, â€œAmerica is the one country in the world that doesnâ€™t seem to recognize that itâ€™s in competition for the great minds and the capital of the world,â€) will be screening the film and participating in a roundtable discussion afterwards.
Details are as follows:
WHEN: Wednesday, December 5th at 7:30pm
WHERE: Landmarkâ€™s Aquarius Theatre
430 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
If you’d like to attend, you can contact Meg Charlebois at Dittoe Public Relations [e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; phone: 317.202.2280, ext. 11] for an invitation. Seating is limited to 300 – spouses/guests welcome – so I assume that reserving a spot sooner rather than later would be wise.
There are several reasons to attend this screening:
It’s remarkable and provocative. You can get a taste of 2MM by reading my early thoughts on the film and browsing the latest news on 2MM’s What Should America Do? blog. Check out Neil Ahrendt’s blog, too – he’s one of the two American students featured in the film.
It generates discussion. And not the typical mealy-mouthed education discussion, either. Read The Christian Science Monitor’s report on the Nov. 2 Harvard screening of 2MM – I expect the Menlo Park screening to bring lively discussion with plenty of informed, accomplished figures in business, technology, finance and education.
Aquarius Theatre is a fine place to watch a film [Note - venue change from Guild Theatre]. If the seriousness of purpose that 2MM carries doesn’t do it for you, the venue should. Aquarius Theatre, a staple in Palo Alto since 1969 – whose credits include debuting Francis Ford Coppola’s early offerings – exhibits a rare, simple charm [not unlike Brookline's Coolidge Corner Theatre]. You can get directions to the Theatre here.
If you attend the screening, drop me an e-mail – we can talk a bit about what you’ve seen, what you discussed and what you think we should do next.