[Click on the gorgeous cheetah to view the film trailer]
Join the Lowell Film Collaborative and Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust for the 5th (and second-to-the-last) film of “Land, Air & Water,” our 6-month Eco Film Series! This month’s theme of “conservation” resonates brilliantly with our screening of The Greatest Return, a 42-minute documentary featuring seven of the world’s leading experts in conservation as they host a public forum to discuss their life’s work. Stunning wildlife photography and archival footage add to director Matt Mays’ cinematic vision!
Tuesday, May 28 @ 6:30PM | Doors @ 6PM
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
246 Market Street
(free parking in the VC parking lot at 304 Dutton Street)
Free admission, but donations are gratefully appreciated!
THE GREATEST RETURN (2011)
Not Rated | 42 mins
Official Selection (Documentary Short) — 20th Annual Heartland Film Festival (2011)
ABOUT THE FILM: Produced and directed by Matt Mays and photographed by Bill Baker, The Greatest Return chronicles the stories of seven of the most renowned and accomplished conservationists in the world as they make a once-in-a-lifetime group appearance to discuss their views on past, present, and future issues that threaten the livelihoods of our planet’s creatures. Mays’ film features five finalists for the 2010 Indianapolis Prize: elephant biologist Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, cheetah conservationist Dr. Laurie Marker, snow leopard expert Dr. Rodney Jackson, ocean ecologist Dr. Carl Safina, and landscape preservationist, Dr. Gerardo Ceballos. Two more passionate activists, conservation biologist Dr. George Schaller and wildlife filmmaker Alan Root, are also showcased. As the talented filmmaker who handled most all of the production for the videos presented at the Indianapolis Prize Galas since 2006, Mays combines footage from the remarkable group discussion among these icons with stunning HD on-location video chronicling their field work in Africa, Nepal, Namibia, Mexico, and across the oceans of the world!
Please note: The FINAL film of our Eco Film Series will take place on Tuesday, June 25th!
> View/download the “Land, Air & Water” Eco Film Series Brochure (PDF)
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This event is partially supported by a grant from the Lowell Cultural Council, a local agency funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a stage agency.