The Lowell Film Collaborative: Bringing The Magic of Film To The Mill City

Our passion is showing film — join us for our community screenings & events! 

Suzzanne & Brett Cromwell

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.

 LFC Screenings and Events


Co-Presented with Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust
Final Tuesday of each Month  |  January – June

There’s nothing like experiencing truly wonderful film with friends, family, and community. Though we can’t be together yet, we look forward to sharing and enjoying these events online!

Join the Lowell Film Collaborative and our co-presenters, Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, for Impactful Connections, our 9th season of exciting, dynamic, thought-provoking, and environmentally-minded independent films! From diving deep into our oceans to mountain top adventures, from exploring solutions to climate change to celebrating world cultures, from wildlife preservation to the effects of our own carbon footprint on the planet, all of the acclaimed films in our Eco Film Series reflect today’s global headlines and are carefully curated with our devoted audience members in mind.

A big thank you to this year’s Eco Film sponsors, Enterprise Bank, Eno Martin Donahue & Roth, PLLC , and Mill City Environmental Corporation for making this film series possible. We especially wish to thank Lowell National Historical Park for their ongoing partnership for the past 9 years.

Join us for the THIRD film of our series!

FLUSH (2017)
Directed by Karina Mangu-Ward
Post-film Q&A with Our Special Guest!  Shawn Shafner, Founder of The Poop Project

RSVP to join this event and get the Zoom link >>

There is a deep-seated legacy of silence, shame, and avoidance around poop in this country. While the conversation about personal health is dominated by the organic and local food movements, and the environmental debate focuses on clean water, clean energy, and clean air, there’s a worrying lack of critical conversation on what comes out of our bodies and where it goes after we flush. It’s time to break the silence! FLUSH follows the emotional stories of individuals trying to make sense of their relationship to this complex and hidden act, and a group of American activists transforming poop from something taboo into something that connects us all.  

Our FLUSH Zoom film screening will include a special guest Q&A with Shawn Shafner, founder of The Poop Project! Learn more:

Here’s how you can attend all our events:

1. You must RSVP IN ADVANCE with Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust to receive the Zoom link
2. At 7pm on the night of the event, we’ll all start watching the film on Zoom in
 the comfort of our homes. Make it a “dinner and a movie” night by adding a delicious meal and tasty beverage! During and after the film, we’ll share thoughts, comments, and enjoy group discussion.

Have questions? Email Suzzanne at