Oscar-nominated “Julie & Julia” screens in downtown Lowell for Lowell National Park Foodways series!

The Lowell Film Collaborative is honored to be a part of the following trio of events centered on New England Foodways and presented by Lowell National Historical Park (LNHP). Please read the following information sent to us by our National Park liaison (and LFC friend and supporter!) David Blackburn. We hope you’ll join us for the following great events!

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Native Americans and Julia Child: Food Traditions and Innovators in Massachusetts
SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Film Screening: “Julie & Julia
Tuesday, April 27 @ 6:30PM
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
246 Market Street, Lowell  |  Free admission

Don’t miss our special screening of this Oscar-nominated 2009 comedy-drama written and directed by Nora Ephron and starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams! Julie & Julia depicts events in the life of Julia Child in the early years in her culinary career, contrasting her life with Julie Powell who aspires to cook all 524 recipes from Child’s cookbook during a single year, a challenge she described on her popular blog that would make her a published author. The movie is a prelude to our guest speaker Rayna Green, Smithsonian curator of Julia Child’s kitchen.

Whatever Happened to Julia Child’s Kitchen?
Friday, April 30 @8PM
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
246 Market Street, Lowell  |  Free admission

It’s not every day that someone’s kitchen becomes a museum exhibit. Julia Child’s kitchen – the cabinets, appliances, utensils, pots, and pans – all left Cambridge and found a new home at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. The exhibit remains popular with visitors since it opened in 2002. To explore the kitchen’s journey to the Smithsonian, join us on Friday April 30 for a talk by Dr. Rayna Green, folklorist and Smithsonian’s curator of Julia Child’s kitchen. She will also touch upon the French Chef’s impact on the home cook in the 1960s and 70s through her cookbooks and her legendary television show produced by Boston’s PBS station, WGBH.

Native American Foodways in New England
Saturday, May 1 @ 1:30PM
Boott Cotton Mills Events Center
115 John Street, Lowell  |  Free admission

Join Dr. Rayna Green for an informative presentation on Native American foodways of New England. This broad overview of Native foodways in New England (coastal cultures versus inland, seasonal food, agriculture, etc.) will include details on the impact of Native American foodways on what some would define as ‘traditional’ New England cuisine.

Visit our friends at Lowell National Historical Park at www.nps.gov/lowe for details on these great events!

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