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The 4th Annual Lowell Film Festival
“Lowell on the Churn: The American Civil War, 1861 – the Present” 

Thursday, April 28 -  Saturday, April 30, 2011

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Visit the Lowell Film Festival Information Station on Saturday!
Located at the
ALL Arts Gallery, 22 Shattuck Street
Info Station Hours: Saturday, April 30  |  10:30AM - 5PM

* Pick up Festival Schedules and our Audience Survey
* Visit with our awesome Film Fest Volunteers
* Purchase our official 2011 Lowell Film Fest T-shirt - Made in the USA!
Designed by Greg Gonyea and locally printed by Noreast Custom Apparel in Lowell


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In the preface to "Glorious Contentment: The Grant Army of the Republic, 1865-1900," historian Stuart McConnell explains that he set out to write a book on the Gilded Age, not the Civil War, but he soon discovered that "the Civil War experience hung over the postwar North in a thousand different ways." McConnell's observation remains true today, for the American Civil War continues to influence politics, culture, technology, law, race relations and just about every other aspect of our lives. 

Ladd-Whitney Monument, ca. 1865. Photo by John S. MoultonTo commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the 4th Annual Lowell Film Festival will showcase classic films set during the War, historical documentaries focusing on the era, and contemporary independent films that explore themes traceable to the Civil War and its societal impact. The City of Lowell itself is a key part of this year’s homage to the Civil War as it was home to Addison Whitney and Luther Ladd, two soldiers in the Massachusetts 6th Regiment who were among the first four casualties in 1861. Their resting place is in the heart of Lowell at the Ladd-Whitney Monument in front of historic City Hall. To bring the City’s fascinating Civil War connections to life, the Lowell Film Festival will feature talks, tours, and discussions by historians and educators who will share their passion and knowledge on Lowell's "Civil War places." 

At its core, the Lowell Film Festival is a celebration of film! From the acclaimed and renowned (Gone With the Wind, Glory), to the independent (Moving Midway, Traces of the Trade, World Peace & Other 4th Grade Achievements), to the classic nostalgic (Buster Keaton's The General), this year's Film Festival lineup will educate, entertain, and inspire audiences to take a closer look at the lasting legacy the American Civil War has left on our nation.

All film screenings at the Lowell Film Festival are FREE admission (exhibits exluded)
Seating for the Lowell Film Festival is GENERAL ADMISSION - no tickets required

CLICK HERE to view the 2011 Lowell Film Festival Program
CLICK HERE to view our Related Civil War Programs