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, 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.
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
BEFORE THE FLOOD | 2016, 1 hr 36 minutes
Tuesday, May 29 | 6:30pm
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
246 Market Street, Lowell
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Join us for the FIFTH film of our 2018 Eco Film Series!
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award®-winning actor, environmental activist and United Nations Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet. Beyond the steps we can take as individuals, the film urges viewers to push their elected officials in supporting the use of alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power. “We need everyone to demand bold action from their political leaders and to elect representatives who have their best interests at heart, not the interests of corporations to perpetuate a cycle of greed and destruction,” says DiCaprio. “This documentary shows how interconnected the fate of all humanity is — but also the power we all possess as individuals to build a better future for our planet.”
Presented by National Geographic, Before the Flood takes DiCaprio on a journey as a U.N. Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.
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