Today is Our Birthday!

It seems like decades ago, but in fact it’s only been one year – on October 21, 2008, a new organization called the Lowell Film Collaborative hosted its first screening. It was The Greening of Southie at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, and it was a partnership with the Lowell Green Building Committee, the first of what was to be numerous partnerships with organizations all over town, all in the name of bringing film to the citizens of Lowell.

Today, we turn a year old, and it is with absolute joy that we look back at a wonderful year of film, food and fun with our movie buff brethren. In one quick year, we have hosted a total of 32 films (that’s almost 3 movies per month!) at 11 different venues, and we can’t thank you enough for helping us realize our dream of screening films to anyone and everyone who will join us to see them. We will celebrate in style with a cake at this Saturday’s Mill City Mayhem horror marathon at Second Wind Cafe.

In the meantime, in case you’ve forgotten, below is a list of every film event we’ve hosted since October 21, 2008. Thanks again for helping the Lowell Film Collaborative bring film to the Mill City!

Killer Poet
October 6, 2009 – LNHP Visitor Center
Feat. Q&A w/ director Susan Gray and co-producer Dominick Musacchio
Funded through Moses Greeley Parker Lecture Series

Before the Music Dies
September 17, 2009 – LTC, Studio A
Cinema at Studio A Summer Independent Film Series

Best of the Hinterland Film Festival: A Selection of Shorts
September 3, 2009 – LTC, Studio A
Cinema at Studio A Summer Independent Film Series

Lowell National Historical Park Outdoor Film Event
August 25, 2009 – Boarding House Park
Partnership with Lowell National Historical Park

Medicine for Melancholy
August 20, 2009 – LTC, Studio A
Cinema at Studio A Summer Independent Film Series

Monster Road
August 6, 2009 – LTC, Studio A
Cinema at Studio A Summer Independent Film Series

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
July 21, 2009 – Athenian Corner
Food & Film Series
Partnership with Athenian Corner

Momma’s Man
July 16, 2009 – LTC, Studio A
Cinema at Studio A Summer Independent Film Series

The Real Dirt on Farmer John
July 14, 2009 – LNHP Visitor Center
Funded by Tufts New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

Twelve
July 9, 2009 – LTC, Studio A
Cinema at Studio A Summer Independent Film Series
feat. Q&A with producer Scott Masterson

Nerdcore Rising
June 25, 2009 – LTC, Studio A
Cinema at Studio A Summer Independent Film Series

Quilts in Women’s Lives
June 20, 2009 – New England Quilt Museum
Screened as part of the exhibit “Radka Donnell: The Work of Touch”
Partnership with New England Quilt Museum

A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil
June 18, 2009 – Taboca’s Steakhouse
Green Building Film Series
Funded by Lowell Green Building Commission

Right at Your Door
June 11, 2009 – LTC, Studio A
Cinema at Studio A Summer Independent Film Series

Circuit
June 2, 2009 – LNHP Visitor Center
Featuring Q&A with producer Jane-Sarah McFarlane

Scenes from a Parish
May 26, 2009 – LNHP Visitor Center
Featuring Q&A with director James Rutenbeck
Funded through a grant from Massachusetts Cultural Council

Going Green: Every Home an Eco-Home
May 21, 2009 – Lowell High School Freshman Academy
Green Building Film Series – feat. post-film panel discussion
Funded by Lowell Green Building Commission

Never on Sunday
May 18, 2009 – Athenian Corner
Food & Film Series
Partnership with Athenian Corner

Blue Vinyl: The World’s First Toxic Comedy
April 16, 2009 – Pollard Library
Green Building Film Series – feat. post-film panel discussion
Funded by Lowell Green Building Commission

The Gay Marriage Thing
April 15, 2009 – Christ Church United, Lowell
Partnership with Christ Church United

The Garden
April 14, 2009 – LNHP Visitor Center
Presented in celebration of Lowell Earth Day Festival
Funded by and in partnership with UMass Lowell RESD Dept.

Lowell Film Festival
April 3-5, 2009 – various venues

The Great American Quilt Revival
March 21, 2009 – New England Quilt Museum
Presented in celebration of National Quilting Day
Partnership with New England Quilt Museum

Solar Energy: Saved By the Sun
March 19, 2009 – Pollard Library
Green Building Film Series – feat. post-film panel discussion
Funded by Lowell Green Building Commission

8 1/2
March 9, 2009 – Caffe Paradiso
Food & Film Series
Partnership with Caffe Paradiso

Girls Rock!
March 3, 2009 – LNHP Visitor Center
Presented as part of Lowell Women’s Week
Partnership with Lowell Women’s Week

Zorba the Greek
February 9, 2009 – Athenian Corner
Food & Film Series
Partnership with Athenian Corner

Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus
December 7, 2008 – LNHP Visitor Center
Music on Film Series – feat. performance by Appalachian Still
Funded through Moses Greeley Parker Lecture Series

Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey
November 13, 2008 – Pollard Library
Music on Film Series – feat. performance by thereminist Jon Bernhardt
Funded through Moses Greeley Parker Lecture Series

Songs & Dreams of the Noble Old
November 7, 2008 – Eggroll Cafe
Part of the Triple Feature 2, feat. live music & photography
Partnership with UMass Lowell Friends of Photography

Tom Dowd & The Language of Music
November 2, 2008 – UMass Lowell, O’Leary Library
Music on Film Series – feat. Q&A with Dana Dowd, daughter of Tom
Funded through grant from Mogan Cultural Center

Africa Unite
October 26, 2008 – LNHP Visitor Center
Music on Film Series – feat. intro by UML Prof. Oliver Ibe
Partnership with Lowell African Cultural Assoc.
Funded through grant from Mogan Cultural Center

The Greening of Southie
October 21, 2008 – LNHP Visitor Center
Followed by panel discussion
Funded by Lowell Green Building Commission

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