Saturday, February 12: “Chocolat” screens for Chick Flick & Chocolate Fundraiser in Lowell!

February 14, 2011
Our heartfelt thanks to EVERYONE for making this event a HUGE success! It was fabulous seeing so many friends and supporters — we were thrilled to have a packed house!
— Brett & Suzz C.


An Evening Celebration of CHOCOLATE
featuring a special screening of  the acclaimed film


as part of the Brush Gallery’s “Chick Flick & Chocolate” Fundraiser

Tickets: $10 per person  – purchase tickets

5:30 – 7PM: All-You-Can-Eat Chocolate Tasting
Brush Gallery & Artists Studios, 256 Market Street, Lowell

7 – 9PM:
Screening of Chocolat
National Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, Lowell

Post-film Gourmet Hot Chocolate




Don’t miss this deliciously sinful screening of the acclaimed, enchanted Lasse Halstrom film that honors the chocolate beast in all of us: Chocolat. This whimsical, moral tale starring Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Lena Olin, Alfred Molina, and Dame Judi Dench has earned its place as a classic cinematic treasure. Binoche plays the luminous Vianne, a wayfaring chocolatier who, like her ancestors, finds herself drifting across France with her young, daydreaming daughter Anouk. When Vianne and Anouk find themselves in a quaint French village, they open up a delightful chocolaterie right in the village square to the dismay and wonder of the onlooking locals. But slowly, Vianne’s wisdom and sensual charm transforms the mundane lives of the prudish locals.

Before the 7PM film screening at the National Park Visitor Center, sample a variety of sweet and savory chocolate products at The Brush Gallery & Artists Studios from 5:30 – 7PM. For just $10 per per person, you’ll enjoy both the film screening AND the chocolate tasting featuring Wine & Chocolate Pairings, Coffee & Chocolate Pairings, and a variety of gourmet chocolate and specialty items from the following food sellers and confectioners:

Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus (Lowell)

Cookie Central (Andover)

Equal Exchange Fair Trade Products (West Bridgewater, MA)

Market Street Market (Lowell)

Michele’s Sweet Shoppe (Concord, NH)

Sweet Lydia’s Homemade S’mores (Lowell)

Tutto Bene Wine & Cheese Cellar (Lowell)

Bring your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers for a delightful night of FILM & CHOCOLATE!

Mexican Chocolate Traditions
featuring Taza Chocolate & Lowell’s Mr. Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant
4 – 5PM | National Park Visitor Center

Before the Brush Gallery fundraiser, Lowell National Historical Park presents a separate FREE presentation, “Mexican Chocolate Traditions,” featuring guest speakers Alex Whitmore of Taza Chocolate and Mexican restauranteurs Ricardo and Maria Candiani, owners of Lowell’s Mr. Jalapeno. After this event, head over to the Brush Gallery’s “Chick Flick & Chocolate” Fundraiser to continue your chocolate journey!


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.

3 thoughts on “Saturday, February 12: “Chocolat” screens for Chick Flick & Chocolate Fundraiser in Lowell!

  1. I just love you guys,all your events, the posts about Lowell Library, the movie reviewer, your generosity. You make living in Lowell such a happy event! Thank you so much.

  2. Thanks so much! We have a blast — it’s a pleasure to know there are folks out there who enjoy it, too! Keep watching movies! – S.C.

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