Groton isn’t exactly a bike ride from Lowell, but we at the Lowell Film Collaborative love that the quiet little town is serious enough about film to have its own film society…and a bona fide 501(c)(3) non-profit, no less!
The Groton Film Society tries to host at least one screening per month, and this Saturday, February 21, they’ll screen The Visitor, a critically acclaimed film starring Richard Jenkins, who has now received a lead actor Oscar nomination for his role in the film. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Williams Arts Center Recital Hall at Lawrence Academy. To make it a truly memorable evening, start out with dinner at Gibbet Hill Grill across the street from the school. Yummy!
Admission to the film is free for GFS members. Non-members can purchase a one-day membership at the door for $15, which includes admission to the reception, screening, discussion, and speaker presentation (if any). For full details, visit the Groton Film Society web site at www.grotonfilmsociety.org.
The Visitor [2007, 104 minutes, Rated PG-13]
Saturday, Feb. 21 @ 6:30 p.m.
Recital Hall, Williams Arts Center
Powder House Road; Groton, MA 01450
Widowed professor Walter Vale discovers an immigrant couple, Tarek and Zainab, squatting in his Manhattan flat and becomes wrapped up in their lives when Tarek is thrown into a detention center. A wonderful Hiam Abbass co-stars as Tarek’s mother, who forges an unlikely connection with Walter. Director Thomas McCarthy’s indie drama was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards.