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Film on food & climate change: The Ants & the Grasshopper on August 20

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Join ACT and the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (FCMoD) for a screening of the documentary The Ants and the Grasshopper and visit FCMoD’s traveling exhibit, Food for Thought Micro Views of Sustenance: Threats and Prospects.  The Ants and the Grasshopper (director Raj Patel, Zack Piper, 2021, 71 minutes)  Synopsis: Anita Chitaya has a gift; […]

Addiction & Recovery Film Screening June 10, 2022: DOPE IS DEATH

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Join us at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery’s OtterBox Digital Dome Theater for a free screening of the documentary Dope is Death and stay for a conversation following the film. “With blight ravaging New York City in the 1970s, the Young Lords and Black Panthers fought for radical change in their communities. Through the […]

That’s a wrap

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The 7th ACT Human Rights Film Festival’s took place March 31 – April 10 in Fort Collins and online. After two years of fully virtual festivals, ACT returned to theatres to screen unforgettable films. Opening night took place in the Lory Student Center Theatre and the remaining 12 film blocks screened off campus at The […]

Local artist, drag performer showcases ‘From Shame to Pride’ at ACT

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The full story originally appeared and can be found in Source. As a boy growing up in Brazil in the 1990s, queer artist Kris Barz Mendonça struggled to find his way in a culture that required boys and men to eschew anything even remotely “feminine.”  That meant no dolls, no dresses and no dancing.  “I […]

7th ACT Human Rights Film Festival

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After two years of fully virtual festivals, the ACT Human Rights Film Festival returns to the Lory Student Center and The Lyric for four full days of film, music, meditation and conversations. The seventh ACT Human Rights Film Festival takes place March 31 – April 3, 2022 in Fort Collins and concludes with a virtual encore online April […]

Kickoff Party at Odell Brewing on March 8, 2022

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Join us for our 7th annual Kickoff Party at Odell Brewing in Fort Collins. Check out the 2022 festival’s trailers, brush up on your ACT trivia to win festival passes or tickets, and sample our signature ACT Screening Sessions festival brew by Odell. March 8, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. at Odell Brewing at 800 E […]

Black History Month: Film + Art

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Celebrate Black History Month with CSU’s Black/African American Cultural Center, ACT Human Rights Film Festival, and Gregory Allicar Museum of Art. New visual art exhibition “Black Art at CSU: Building a Presence” opened on February 2, 2022. Due to inclement weather, the opening reception and guided tours will take place on February 23, 2022 from […]

ACT receives grant from Colorado Arts Relief Fund

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ACT Human Rights Film Festival has been selected by Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), a division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, to receive a grant through the Colorado Arts Relief Fund in support of our April 2022 film festival and year-round programming. The Colorado Arts Relief Fund is a funding initiative passed […]

Hungry to Learn + Panel

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As part of CSU’s Diversity Symposium, ACT Human Rights Film Festival is proud to present a free encore screening of 2020 ACT festival film Hungry to Learn from Oct. 25-Nov. 7, 2021. Hungry to Learn will be available to watch at home, and a panel of CSU staff and students will discuss CSU’s initiatives to […]

Native American Heritage Month film + Q&A

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Home From School: The Children of Carlisle Native American Heritage Month is held during November, and is nationally-recognized as a month to celebrate Native Americans; past, present, and future. On November 10 and 11, join CSU’s Native American Cultural Center, RamEvents, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, and ACT Human Rights Film Festival for the documentary […]