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
CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY | 2016, 1 hr 32 minutes
Tuesday, February 27 | 6:30pm
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
246 Market Street, Lowell
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER:
Richard P. Howe, Jr.
Local historian, author, and Register of Deeds of the Middlesex North District
Join us for the SECOND film of our 2018 Eco Film Series, in commemoration of
Lowell Women’s Week!
In 1960, Jane Jacobs’s book “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. Citizen Jane retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today through the lens of one of its greatest champions!
Please join us after the film for an informative discussion from Lowell’s own Richard P. Howe, Jr., Register of Deeds of the Middlesex North District, author, and local historian!
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