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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Don't miss "Killer Poet" TONIGHT in Lowell / October 6

Moses Greeley Parker Lectures and the
Lowell Film Collaborative present:

"Killer Poet:
The Double Life of Norman Porter"

Killer Poet
Tuesday, October 6  |  7pm
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
246 Market Street

Special guest: Director Susan Gray
 {Free admission}

It marked one of the most unusual and controversial criminal cases of the late 20th and early 21st centuries: in 1960, Norman Porter participated in a gruesome murder during a convenience store hold-up in Massachusetts. After spending 25 years in prison, Porter managed to escape (killing a courthouse employee in the process) and spent another 20 years on the lam in Chicago where he created a false identity as J.J. Jameson, a devout church-goer and well-respected published poet. Police finally caught up with Porter in 2005 and extradited him back to prison.

Susan Gray's award-winning documentary tells Porter's unusual story and uses it to raise key questions about the ability, or great lack thereof, of prisons to rehabilitate their inmates, and the notion of prison as a place for one to hone one's creative voice.

--> View the trailer
--> Read TODAY'S breaking news on Norman Porter on BostonChannel.com

Join the Lowell Film Collaborative for these additional film screenings in Downtown Lowell!
Thursday, November 12 @ 7PM:

Thursday, November 19 @ 7PM:
"At Home in Utopia"

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