Our passion is showing film — join us for our community screenings & events!
Founded by avid film buffs Suzzanne and Brett Cromwell, the Lowell Film Collaborative (LFC) is a grassroots initiative dedicated to enhancing the burgeoning artistic community of Lowell, Massachusetts, by celebrating the art of motion pictures. Through film & video screenings, discussions, and film festivals, the LFC works to support local and regional cinema and motion picture artists while developing partnerships with local businesses and organizations. In addition to Suzzanne and Brett, the LFC includes a community of supporters who are like-minded film enthusiasts that share their desire to see more independent film in Lowell, AND the Merrimack Valley.
“LAND, AIR & WATER” ECO FILM SERIES 2016
Series Premiere This November!
THE FRUIT HUNTERS (2012)
Tuesday, November 17 @ 6:30pm
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
246 Market Street, Lowell
Free admission! (donations gratefully accepted)
2016 “Land, Air & Water” Eco Film Series with Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust
Our 4th Annual Eco Film Series with our presenting partner Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust and venue host Lowell National Historical Park kicks off in November 2015 with this special SERIES PREMIERE FILM EVENT!
COME JUICIFY YOUR SENSES & TITILLATE YOUR FRUIT TOOTH!
You can find them deep in the jungles of Borneo, in the hills of Umbria and perhaps even in your own backyard. They are fruit hunters, the subjects of the new film from acclaimed director Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze, China Heavyweight).
The Fruit Hunters travels across culture, history and geography to show how intertwined we are with the fruits we eat. Our guides are devoted fruit fanatics. Movie star Bill Pullman’s obsession leads him on a crusade to create a community orchard in the Hollywood Hills. Adventurers Noris Ledesma and Richard Campbell scour the jungle for rare mangos, hoping to intervene before the plants are steamrolled by industrialization. Pioneering scientist Juan Aguilar races to breed bananas resistant to a deadly fungus that threatens the worldwide crop. And fruit detectives including Isabella Dalla Ragione investigate Renaissance-era paintings for clues, hoping to rediscover lost fruits. And, of course, there are the fruits themselves, presented in all their mouthwatering glory: cherimoyas, ice cream beans, durians and more.
A cinematic odyssey through nature and commerce, The Fruit Hunters will change not only the way we look at what we eat, but how we view our relationship to the natural world!
Join us for our upcoming 2016 Eco Film Series every last Tuesday of the month from January – June 2016! We’ll present a specially curated grouping of feature films and shorts covering an array of visually striking and thought-provoking films showcasing environmental topics. All film screenings are FREE and open to the public, thanks to our generous sponsors: Mill City Environmental; Eno, Martin & Donahue, LLP; and Next Step Living.