Months in the making, and sure to be worth every minute of our blood, sweat and tears, the Lowell Film Collaborative’s “Cinema at Studio A” film series will kick off on June 11. Named for the recording studio where films will be screened, “Cinema at Studio A” will be held on select Thursday nights this summer inside the offices of Lowell Telecommunications Corporation (LTC) at 246 Market St. in downtown Lowell (that’s nextdoor to the Visitor Center, in case you were wondering).
This is truly a leap forward for independent film screenings in Lowell. Studio A is a soundproof room with black curtains that can be drawn around the perimeter of the room, providing a faithful cinema experience for attendees. We need great films to show in this great venue, so we did some serious digging to find overlooked and undiscovered gems from recent years. And we are thrilled with the results.
Starting things off with a bang, we will screen Right at Your Door on Thursday, June 11, at 7 p.m. This Sundance pick from 2006 won the Best Cinematography Award that year and was also nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. It follows everyman Brad on a frightening day in Los Angeles when multiple dirty bombs are detonated, spreading deadly toxic ash all over the city. Unsure of how to react, Brad inadvertently quarantines his wife Lexi outside their new home by safely sealing himself inside. With the city under siege and Martial Law in affect, Brad and Lexi struggle to survive with little supply, limited time and no information—all the while separated by thin doors and thinner sheets of plastic. When “help” finally does arrive, it appears to be anything but.
Please show your support of independent film in Lowell by attending this new series. The film is rated R, so children under 18 will not be admitted. The series is open to the public, and we are suggesting $5 donations to help cover screening costs. We hope to see you at “Cinema at Studio A.” Click here for more details on the series, including future screenings.