ACT Year-Round

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. ACT Year-Round is presented in partnership with The Lyric.

Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops

February 6, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. | The Lyric | Tickets $10 general admission & $8 students/seniors

ACT Human Rights Film Festival and The Lyric present an exclusive screening of Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops. The film follows two police officers with the San Antonio Texas Police Department who are diverting people away from jail and into mental health treatment, one 911 call at a time. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring local experts working in mental health. The panel will be moderated by Erin O’Toole, KUNC’s host of Colorado Edition.

Ernie & Joe is an intimate portrait of two Texas police officers who are helping change the way police respond to mental health calls. The film takes audiences on a personal journey, weaving together their experiences during their daily encounters with people in crisis. Guns tucked away, Ernie and Joe de-escalate confrontations, divert people to desperately needed mental health services, and save lives.

Panelists include:

Officer Chris Bland, Fort Collins Police Department, Mental Health Response Team

Stephanie Booco, University of Colorado Health, Community Programs, Co-responder

Judge Julie Field, Eighth Judicial District Court Judge, Wellness Court

Plus, all attendees will have a chance to win tickets or a festival pass to attend the 5th ACT Human Rights Film Festival April 3-11, 2020 in Fort Collins, CO.

Save the date: ACT Year-Round at the Lyric

ACT and the Lyric are partnering to present excellent films all year long. Selections will be announced closer to the screening dates, but here are some dates to add to your calendar.

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art | Shorts in the Museum

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 6:30 P.M. | The Lyric

Click here for a list of previous ACT Year-Round programs.