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When: Friday, June 7, 7pm
Where: Northampton Center For The Arts, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton

What: A feature-length documentary chronicling a successful grassroots citizens’ effort to shut down the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor in Vermont, directed by long-time Pioneer Valley filmmaker Robbie Leppzer. Featuring Frances Crowe and other local activists from western Massachusetts and Vermont. Original Music by John Sheldon.

This is a benefit fundraiser to launch a national grassroots film campaign. For more information and to watch a film trailer, visit:

This event will also feature the premiere of a short film, FRANCES TURNS 100, chronicling Frances Crowe’s 100th birthday protest march through the streets of Northampton. 

Filmmaker Robbie Leppzer will speak and moderate post-screening discussion panels with film participants. 

Post-Screening Panel:  Features Frances Crowe and members of her Shut It Down Affinity Group (all women over 70), including Marcia Gagliardi and Hattie Nestel, who will talk about their participation in the movement to shut down Vermont Yankee and reflect on their affinity group experiences for lessons learned that could apply to other grassroots political struggles.

Tickets: $12 advance online / $15 at the door / No one will be turned away for lack of funds.   

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