Friday, April 9
3rd Annual Lowell Film Festival – Day 2!
“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”
Midnight film: “Shadows & Fog”
Bette Davis’ feisty performance overtook the screen at Thursday ‘s Film Festival opening night showing of “Jezebel!” We were thrilled to see an excited crowd at Lowell’s National Park Visitor Center — we made wonderful new friends and welcomed our dedicated Lowell film followers. Thanks to everyone who came out on a chilly, windy evening!
We hope to see you in Lowell for DAY TWO of the Lowell Film Festival!
See the complete schedule at www.lowellfilms.org
Don’t forget to enjoy 1930’s-inspired cocktail and food specials at local eateries!
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) | 7PM (doors @ 6:30)
Lowell National Park Visitor Center
246 Market Street, Lowell
Tonight, “Every Man” James Stewart plays the idealistic humanist Jefferson Smith in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, our second film of the Fest. The parallels of Mr. Smith’s D.C. and our own administration in 2010 are frightening, especially given today’s political turn with the retirement of Congressman Bart Stupak. We think you’ll be pretty astonished. Introducing the film will be UMass Lowell Professor John Wooding who will help put Frank Capra’s award-winning film in context.
Frankenstein (1931) | 10PM
119 Chelmsford Street, Lowell
Life. Death. Haunting RE-BIRTH. Don’t miss the James Whale horror classic that brought chills to 1930’s audiences! Boris Karloff’s stunning performance as The Monster made cinematic history – we’ll bring it to you at Lowell’s 119 Gallery, longtime partners, friends, and supporters of the local film scene and the Lowell Film Collaborative. Pieced together from the dead and brought to life by Dr. Henry Frankenstein, The Monster was Frankenstein’s ground-breaking creation and a German village’s worst nightmare. Mary Shelley began her eerie novel at the young age of 18 – what I wouldn’t give to sit and have tea with that young lady. Karloff’s brilliant make-up was done by Jack Pierce, who started a cinematic horror revolution with The Monster’s grotesque, lumbering appearance.
Midnight Screening at Dharma Buns!
Shadows & Fog (1991) | 12 midnight
Not enough film? Join us at Lowell’s Dharma Buns Sandwich Company (26A Market Street) for their midnight screening of Woody Allen’s clever homage to late 20’s / early 30’s German Expressionism. The film is indeed all shadows and fog, and captures the filmmaking of such artists as Fritz Lang and F.W. Murnau. Come, sit, and enjoy delicious late-night munchies at one of our favorite eateries as you enjoy one of Allen’s masterpieces.