SOLD OUT 50th Anniversary Lovejoy's Nuclear War

SOLD OUT 50th Anniversary Lovejoy's Nuclear War

Thursday, February 22, 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Presented at the Shea Theater. Featuring Films, the Montague Marching Band, and Special Guests! Doors open at 6:00 for mixing and mingling. Event begins at 7:00.

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Tickets $16.00 in Advance and $20.00 at the door.

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50 years of No Nukes on the Montague Plains. On February 22nd, 1974, Sam Lovejoy, on a dark and frosty night, brought down the 500 foot meteorological tower erected by Northeast Utilities on the Montague Plains and ignited a national movement against the construction of nuclear reactors and the use of atomic power.

The infamous MONTAGUE MARCHING BAND will lead off our evening of celebration, followed by a screening of the award-winning documentary, LOVEJOY’S NUCLEAR WAR. It’s the story of the earliest major act of civil disobedience against atomic power, and one man’s fight to warn his community of impending danger. The film was produced by Green Mountain Post Films. Director, Dan Keller will join us for Q&A at the end of the evening.

LOVEJOY’S NUCLEAR WAR will be followed by a screening of THE TOWER, a short-form documentary that recaptures the trial in its original setting, the historic Greenfield Court House.

Produced, directed and edited by Scott David Hancock and starring—— Sam Lovejoy!

UNTOLD STORIES and Q&A to follow screenings.
Master of Ceremonies: our beloved National Beat Poet, Paul Richmond.
DOORS open at 6:00. Come meet old friends. Celebrate a Healthy Happy Valley.
Proceeds to benefit NO NUKES organizations.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors and Underwriters

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Special thanks to the Mass Cultural Council for their vital support this year in the form of a Cultural Sector Recovery Grant for Organizations, as well as a Festivals & Projects Grant. We'd also like to thank the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for their support in the form of a Flexible Funding grant. We couldn't do this work without you!