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.
June 8, 2020 and June 12, 2020 | 8:00 p.m. | The Lyric | Free, donate if you can
Told through the lens of the activists who lived it, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.
Tickets are free, but The Lyric will collect donations for Colorado Freedom Fund to provide bail relief to activists seeking justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and the many other victims of police violence.
If the film is sold out or if you are not ready to venture to the movies yet, you can still participate in solidarity. Join us at the same time (or any time) and stream Whose Streets? from home. It’s free on Kanopy and rentable on a variety of platforms. If you have a Poudre Library card or a CSU eid you can access Kanopy for free.
Masks & 6-feet distance required | 60 max attendees per screening