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

2018 ECO FILM SERIES: TAKING ACTION
Every Last Tuesday of the Month  |  January – June
Film Program:  6:30pm

Join the Lowell Film Collaborative and Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust for this year’s highly anticipated 6-month Eco Film Series. Our 2018 theme is “Taking Action” and our lineup includes an array of diverse documentary films showcasing the following subjects: Ocean Conservation, Fiber Farming, Global Sustainability, Urban Planning, Food Sustainability, and Land Art.

All films are free and open to the public, and take place at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, our official venue partner. Donations are gratefully accepted at each event!


> CLICK HERE to view the full 2018 Film Schedule


 

TROUBLEMAKERS: The Story of Land Art   |   2015, 72 minutes
PLUS!
A special screening of the short film, River Connections, Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act.
Click here to view the trailer!

Tuesday, June 26  |   6:30pm
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
246 Market Street, Lowell
Free admission!

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Join us for the FINAL film of our 2018 Eco Film Series!

Troublemakers unearths the history of land art in the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s. The film features a cadre of renegade New York artists that sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest. Today these works remain impressive not only for the sheer audacity of their makers but also for their out-sized ambitions to break free from traditional norms. The film casts these artists in a heroic light, which is exactly how they saw themselves. Iconoclasts who changed the landscape of art forever, these revolutionary, antagonistic creatives risked their careers on radical artistic change and experimentation, and took on the establishment to produce art on their own terms.

Using original footage produced with helicopters and rare re-mastered vintage footage from the period, director James Crump’s cinematic journey takes viewers on a thrill ride through the most significant land art sites in California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, an immersive and physically transportive experience that movie goers will not forget!

Join us for the final film of our 2018 series, and enjoy light refreshments as we bid farewell to another wonderful season of Eco Film! We thank you ALL for making this series one of our best!

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A big thank you to our sponsors, Enterprise BankEno, Martin & Donahue LLPLowell Sustainability Counciland Mill City Environmental, for making this film series possible.

A special thank you to our venue partner, Lowell National Historical Park

 

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