The Lowell Film Collaborative: Bringing The Magic of Film To The Mill City

Our passion is showing film — join us for our community screenings & events! 

Suzzanne & Brett Cromwell

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, film festivals & series events, the LFC strives 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.

 LFC Screenings and Events

Co-Presented with Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust
January – June  |   Final Tuesday of the Month
Admission is FREE to all events!

Join the Lowell Film Collaborative and our inspiring co-presenters, Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, as we kick off our 8th season of bringing exciting, dynamic, thought-provoking, and environmentally-minded independent films to Lowell! From diving deep into our oceans to mountain top adventures, from exploring solutions to climate change to celebrating world cultures, from wildlife preservation to the effects of our own carbon footprint on the planet, all of the acclaimed films in our Eco Film Series reflect today’s global headlines and are carefully curated with our devoted audience members in mind.

All films are presented on the final Tuesday of the month and take place at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center (unless otherwise noted). Screenings are open to the public and free of charge, though donations are gratefully accepted at each event.

There’s nothing like experiencing truly wonderful film with friends, family, and community. We look forward to seeing you for our 2020 season!

A big thank you to this year’s Eco Film sponsors, Enterprise Bank, Eno Martin Donahue & Roth, PLLC ReVision Energy, and Mill City Environmental Corporation for making this film series possible.


Join us for the SECOND FILM of our 8th Annual Eco Film Series! 

TOXIC BEAUTY  |  90 mins, 2019
Directed by Phyllis Ellis
Tuesday, February 25 @ 6:30pm
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street
Free admission!
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Top researchers worldwide have the hard science to answer the question:
Are cosmetics and personal care products making us sick?

In 1982, world renowned epidemiologist, Dr. Daniel Cramer, linked Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder to ovarian cancer. Since the 1960’s, J&J allegedly knew the risks and did nothing. In 2004, Dr. Philippa Darbre, a UK scientist, found parabens, a chemical preservative in many cosmetics, in breast tissue. In 2018, the National Institute of Health’s sister study linked breast cancer to personal care product use. A closer look at the effects of cosmetics and personal care products shows links to hormonal disruption in baby boys, developmental delays, low sperm count in men, infertility, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and skin disease. Horrifying!

From shampoos to deodorants, shaving creams to toothpastes, the items behind our morning routines bombard our bodies with thousands of chemicals, many of which are proven to be toxic. There is doubt propagated by big industries making claims that we have nothing to worry about, positioning themselves as champions of personal empowerment through their multibillion dollar advertising campaigns.

The truth is out there, and director Phyllis Ellis powerfully separates facts from fiction through personal stories and proven research in Toxic Beauty!


View the entire 2020 Eco Film Series lineup:

January 28:  Accidental Climber
February 25:  Toxic Beauty
March 31:  Maiden
April 28:  The Human Element
May 26:  Dirt Rich
June 30:  Locally produced feature!  The Merrimack