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 FINAL film of our series!


Directed and produced by Alastair Lee

RSVP to join our FINAL film event of the season and get the Zoom link >>

Experience the incredible story of Jesse Dufton as he attempts to be the first blind person to lead a climb of the Old Man of Hoy, a sea stack with sheer cliff faces rising out of the sea, in Orkney, Scotland. Jesse was born with 20% central vision, but at four years of age, he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare genetic disease that breaks down the retina’s cells. By the age of 20, Jesse could no longer read. By the time he was 30, his vision was reduced to just light perception with around 1 or 2 % field of view.

So much more than just a gripping climbing story, Climbing Blind is a tale of human endeavor and attitude the world can take inspiration from. Lee’s multi-award winning documentary delivers an emotional triumph and features cameo appearances by renowned, elite climbers Neil Gresham, Leo Houlding, and Pete Whittaker.

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. Before and after the film, we’ll share thoughts, comments, and enjoy group discussion.

Have questions? Email Suzzanne at