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"'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, Northwestern University

"Heartwarming. Humorous. Honest."
-North Adams Transcript

"It's a simple, memorable vision of what art can do."
-Boston Globe

"A dialogue that transforms the artists, curators, and citizens as much as the town's economy...A warm, open, visually arresting account."
-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, Northeastern University
Turning North Adams Upside Down: A review of "Downside UP" By Chris Cooke
April 2002

Austin Chronicle
SXSW Film Reviews by Cindy Widner
March 2002

The Advocate, Berkshires & Southern Vermont
North Adams notes by Mark E. Rondeau
February 2002
"Downside UP" places North Adams at center stage by Anthony Fyden
February 2002