POETRY IN MOTION...
The Merrimack will be a collaborative feature film about authentic people of Lowell, Massachusetts. This underdog story takes us on a journey through past and present Lowell, capturing a place in time as seen from a poet's street-level view of this city so rich in history and culture,
A young poet inherits an unfinished manuscript about Lowell written by his deceased uncle, a native Lowellian, and is determined to complete it.
While enlisting individuals from diverse backgrounds to contribute to this collection of poetry and prose, the poet shares experiences with people of many generations, socio-economic backgrounds, and cultures - highlighting their connectedness. Through these characters’ contributions to the manuscript the history of the city is illuminated and explored in relation to its significance to America and the world.
People from all walks of life will connect with this story as they identify with the myriad of characters portrayed.