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, special events, discussions, and film festivals, the LFC supports 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 countless supporters who are like-minded film enthusiasts that share their desire to see more independent film in Lowell, AND the Merrimack Valley. We hope you will join our growing cinematic community!
JOIN THE LOWELL FILM COLLABORATIVE AT THE LUNA THEATER EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT!
Join us for “LFC Tuesdays at The Luna Theater,” our specially curated films every Tuesday night featuring indie, classic, and cult fare! The Luna Theater features film screenings and live performances every Thursday through Sunday. Visit LunaLowell.com for tickets and show times.
Our May Movie Lineup: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and The Conversation
CLICK HERE to view this month’s “LFC Tuesdays” trailers and movie info
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2015 ECO FILM SERIES: JANUARY THROUGH JUNE
Join us every last Tuesday of the month from January – June for our 2015 “Land, Air & Water” Eco Film Series in partnership with Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust and Lowell National Historical Park. All films are FREE ADMISSION and start at 6:30pm at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street in downtown Lowell!
CLICK HERE to view the entire “Eco Film Series” schedule
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TIME ZERO: THE LAST YEAR OF POLAROID FILM | TimeZeroMovie.com
A Special Film Screening at The Art Gallery at Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union
Thursday, May 28 @ 7pm
JDCU Headquarters, 1 Tremont Place, Lowell (view map)
Free admission & complimentary movie snacks for everyone!
Experience The Death and Rebirth of Polaroid Film In This Award-winning Documentary!
Created by enthusiastic Polaroid user Grant Hamilton, Time Zero: The Last year of Polaroid Film, captures the death and unexpected (yet brilliant!) rebirth of Polaroid film and the people who are avid instant film lovers.
In 2008, Polaroid sadly decided to discontinue they beloved instant film. Yet a lot of people still liked taking Polaroid photos and found the camera that produced instant prints to be magical, something that digital couldn’t match. One fan who missed Polaroid film so much made his attempt to buy the Polaroid factory in the Netherlands with the intention to restart production. He entitled the rebirth of instant film The Impossible Project. Thanks to The Impossible Project, Hamilton managed to gather old fans AND a new generation of fans that don’t recall the hay day of Polaroid.
Time Zero starts as a eulogy to Polaroid instant film and cameras, sharing with viewers the magic of Polaroid through the perspective of a few Polaroid artists and former employees of the corporation. After documenting the fateful day when Polaroid announced it would cease production of instant film, Time Zero shares the intense emotions of several photographers as they recount hearing the sad news and focuses on a few passionate photographers who decide to start a grass-roots effort to keep instant film alive — their efforts are what ultimately led to the incredible company and mission, The Impossible Project.
After telling the tale of Polaroid film’s final days, Hamilton brings us full circle by chronicling passionate efforts of a small team who – against all odds – tried to keep instant photography alive!
Huge thanks to our good friends at Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union for hosting another wonderful film night for the Lowell community!