Dickens & Steampunk: “The City of Lost Children” screens in Lowell, March 31!

Saturday, March 31 @ 6:30PM
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
246 Market Street, Lowell
Free admission! 

Some people follow their dreams. Others steal them.

The Lowell Film Collaborative is thrilled to present a FREE screening of the Jeunet & Caro visual masterpiece The City of Lost Children as part of opening weekend of the 7-month Dickens in Lowell event series! Critically revered as a dark, futuristic cinematic homage to Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist,” Jeunet & Caro’s sweeping tale is also upheld as one of the most compelling examples of Steampunk-inspired celluloid creations, mesmerizing audiences with its stunning set and costume designs, wondrous gadgetry, a haunting film score by the great Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks), and artistic renderings of a timeless world beyond our imagination.

A gutsy little girl named Miette (Judith Vittet) and a sentimental strongman named One (Ron Perlman) join hearts and hands to save a small boy from a madman’s master plan to steal his dreams and those of other orphan children. Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie) & Marc Caro, the phenomenal French filmmaking duo who brought us Delicatessen, deliver a fantastically twisted fairy tale filled with spectacular stunts, mind-bending visuals, and unforgettable characters which include a brain held captive, a cluster of clones, conniving Siamese twins, and larger-than-life henchmen.

We’re proud to present The City of Lost Children in its original French language with English subtitles. Please note that it is recommended for mature audiences. 


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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