Join the ACT Human Rights Film Festival for special screenings of must-see films that won’t come to Fort Collins anytime soon, if ever! Most screenings include talk back sessions with local experts and special guests and recognize the work of local nonprofits and organizations.
Thursday, April 25 | 5 p.m. | Gregory Allicar Museum of Art | No charge
We’re partnering with the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art at CSU to present this free screening that will features two of our favorite short films from the 2019 festival. After the screening, walk the gallery to explore the intersection of film and exhibit themes.
Director: Abel Goldfarb | Argentina | 2018 | 10 min
The eponymous main character in the CGI-animated Ian is a young boy born with cerebral palsy, whose commitment to making friends on a school playground is tested by ostracism and teasing. Running a scant nine minutes, this beautiful celebration of inclusion, written by the award-winning producer and author Gastón Gorali, has the emotional impact of a motion picture ten times its length.
Director: Aaron Burns | USA | 2017 | 10 min
An intimate conversation with retired geologist Jude Gassaway, whose collection of objects representing the American West is just one facet of her endlessly fascinating, unexpectedly revealing story.
Save the Date | June 6 at The Lyric
Screening details will be posted here in early May.
Previous ACT Year-Round Screenings
February 7, 2019
Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military (notably the largest transgender employer in the U.S.), where they must conceal their gender identity because military policies ban their service. TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace & First Lieutenant El Cook) defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own. They put their careers and their families’ livelihoods on the line by coming out as transgender to top brass officials in the Pentagon in hopes of attaining the equal right to serve. The ban was lifted in 2016, but with President Trump now trying to reinstate it, their futures hang in the balance again. The 2018 SXSW Audience Award-winning feature film debut by Gabriel Silverman & Fiona Dawson, TransMilitary follows the Emmy-nominated short film Transgender, at War and in Love.
Tickets may be purchased through The Lyric.