“The Visitor” Screening in Groton

Groton isn’t exactly a bike ride from Lowell, but we at the Lowell Film Collaborative love that the quiet little town is serious enough about film to have its own film society…and a bona fide 501(c)(3) non-profit, no less!

The Groton Film Society tries to host at least one screening per month, and this Saturday, February 21, they’ll screen The Visitor, a critically acclaimed film starring Richard Jenkins, who has now received a lead actor Oscar nomination for his role in the film. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Williams Arts Center Recital Hall at Lawrence Academy. To make it a truly memorable evening, start out with dinner at Gibbet Hill Grill across the street from the school. Yummy!

Admission to the film is free for GFS members. Non-members can purchase a one-day membership at the door for $15, which includes admission to the reception, screening, discussion, and speaker presentation (if any). For full details, visit the Groton Film Society web site at www.grotonfilmsociety.org.


The VisitorThe Visitor [2007, 104 minutes, Rated PG-13]
Saturday, Feb. 21 @ 6:30 p.m.
Recital Hall, Williams Arts Center
Lawrence Academy
Powder House Road; Groton, MA 01450
Widowed professor Walter Vale discovers an immigrant couple, Tarek and Zainab, squatting in his Manhattan flat and becomes wrapped up in their lives when Tarek is thrown into a detention center. A wonderful Hiam Abbass co-stars as Tarek’s mother, who forges an unlikely connection with Walter. Director Thomas McCarthy’s indie drama was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards.



Published by Lowell Film Collaborative

The Lowell Film Collaborative is a grassroots initiative in Lowell, MA, whose mission is to bring more cinematic awareness to the community.

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