Quips and Clips
"'Downside UP' is a marvelous testament to the power of
community builders to restore hope in seemingly hopeless situations."
-Jody Kretzmann, Asset Based Community Development Initiative,
"Heartwarming. Humorous. Honest."
-North Adams Transcript
"It's a simple, memorable vision of what art can do."
"A dialogue that transforms the artists, curators, and
citizens as much as the town's economy...A warm, open, visually
-Austin (TX) Chronicle
"There is no single tried and true method for redeveloping a
distressed community. North Adams and MASS MoCA present a unique
story worth celebrating. This gem of a film does just that."
-Barry Bluestone Director, Center for Urban and Regional Policy,
Turning North Adams Upside Down: A review of "Downside
UP" By Chris Cooke
SXSW Film Reviews by Cindy Widner
Advocate, Berkshires & Southern Vermont
North Adams notes by Mark E. Rondeau
"Downside UP" places North Adams at center stage by