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
January – June  |   Final Tuesday of the Month
Admission is FREE to all events!

Join the Lowell Film Collaborative and our inspiring co-presenters, Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, as we kick off our 8th season of bringing exciting, dynamic, thought-provoking, and environmentally-minded independent films to Lowell! 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.

All films are presented on the final Tuesday of the month and take place at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center (unless otherwise noted). Screenings are open to the public and free of charge, though donations are gratefully accepted at each event.

There’s nothing like experiencing truly wonderful film with friends, family, and community. We look forward to seeing you for our 2020 season!

A big thank you to this year’s Eco Film sponsors, Enterprise Bank, Eno Martin Donahue & Roth, PLLC ReVision Energy, and Mill City Environmental Corporation for making this film series possible.


Eco Film Virtual Watch Party & Film Chat
featuring MAIDEN
Tuesday, March 31 @ 7pm
join us on Facebook

In 1989, the very idea of a competitive all-female sailboat crew was nearly inconceivable to the manly world of open-ocean yacht racing. Many thought they’d never make it to the start of the Whitbread Round the World Race, much less survive to the finish. But Tracy Edwards proved them wrong! The 26-year-old skipper, her second-hand racing yacht Maiden, and her seasoned crew became the first-ever all-woman group to challenge in the Whitbread.

The story of Maiden’s defiant run at the Whitbread Round the World Race has all the elements of an epic adventure tale: 50-foot waves, life and death drama, near-mutiny, and thrilling victory, all grounded in a perceptive group portrait of a team of courageous young women led by the remarkable, complicated Tracy Edwards. They pioneered the sport of long-distance racing for the women who followed and inspired women in all fields to prove themselves the equal of men!

Join us on Tuesday, March 31 for our Virtual Watch Party as we all come together in our respective homes to enjoy this inspiring film AND movie chat on our Facebook event page!


The Human Element (2018)
Tuesday, April 28  @ 6:30pm

Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
246 Market Street, Lowell
Free admission!

Please note: Please follow this event on Facebook for scheduling updates, especially in the case of a cancelation due to COVID-19 protocol. 

We humans are a force of nature. At the same time, our human activities alter the basic four elements –- earth, air, water, and fire. People are the FIFTH element, and are the only element that can choose to restore balance to our planet. 

In this arresting new documentary from the producers of Racing Extinction, The Cove, and Chasing Ice, environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change. With rare compassion and heart, The Human Element inspires us to re-evaluate our relationship with the natural world!

View the entire 2020 Eco Film Series lineup:

January 28:  Accidental Climber
February 25:  Toxic Beauty
April 28:  The Human Element
May 26:  Dirt Rich
June 30:  Locally produced feature!  The Merrimack