Merrimack Repertory Theatre & the LFC present TWO FILMS at The Luna Theater! (Tuesday, Sept. 23 & Tuesday, Sept. 30)

To further dialogue with audiences, Merrimack Repertory Theatre has scheduled several audience engagement events surrounding its production of “Year Zero” by Michael Golamco, including TWO film screenings. The Lowell Film Collaborative is proud to co-host these two events with MRT, which will be FREE OF CHARGE, courtesy of the Summit Cambodia Foundation and James and Nancy Lee.

Tuesday, September 23 @ 7:30pm
The Luna Theater at Mill No. 5  |  250 Jackson Street

CLICK HERE to reserve your FREE ticket

Join Merrimack Repertory Theatre and the LFC for a film screening of Julie Mallozzi’s 2004 documentary Monkey Dance which follows three Cambodian-American teens in Lowell’s Angkor Dance Troupe. Tickets are free, but space is limited and reservations are recommended!

"Monkey Dance"About the FilmMonkey Dance is a documentary film about three teens and their coming of age in Lowell. Children of Cambodian refugees, they inhabit a tough, working class world shadowed by their parents’ nightmares of the Khmer Rouge. Traditional Cambodian dance links them to their parents’ culture, but fast cars, hip consumerism, and good times often pull harder. For the parents, Lowell held the hope of safety, employment, and a chance to finally rebuild some of what was shattered by the Khmer Rouge. But for their children, the city offers a dizzying array of choices – many of them risky. Monkey Dance is the story of how three kids navigate the confusing landscape of urban adolescence and ultimately start to make good on their parents’ dreams.

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Tuesday, September 30 @ 7:30pm
The Luna Theater at Mill No. 5  |  250 Jackson Street

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Merrimack Repertory Theatre and the LFC present James Lee and Adam Pfleghaar’s film Still I Strive which blends dance and documentary footage to tell the true story of a Cambodian orphanage transformed by the arts. Tickets are free, but space is limited and reservations are recommended!

There will be a brief introduction by Dr. Teri Tan, PhD, Missions Coordinator of the Cambodian Health Professionals Associations of America (CHPAA), and Ambassador of the movie Still I Strive. A reception will follow the screening.

Still I StriveAbout the Film: At one orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the performing arts are the path to healing and transformation. Guided by their matriarch Peng Phan, a renowned actress in her own right, the children aspire to achieve one of the highest honors in Cambodian society, to perform in front of Princess Bopha Devi as a symbol of their culture and heritage.


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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