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4th annual ACT festival in review

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The 4th annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival proved that ACT is more than a sum of parts – more than films, talkbacks, receptions, and socializing. ACT is a one-of-a-kind community made up of cinephiles, filmmakers, students, advocates, and artists. And ACT would not be possible without our engaged and fearless audiences.   Film is […]

The Silence of Others at the Lyric on June 6, 2019

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ACT Human Rights Film Festival and The Lyric are teaming up to present an exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary, The Silence of Others on June 6, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco (1939-1975), as they organize a groundbreaking international […]

Closing night of ACT celebrates N. Scott Momaday April 13

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Dr. N. Scott Momaday will join closing night of ACT on Saturday, April 13. The ACT Human Rights Film Festival comes to a close Saturday, April 13, at Lory Student Center Theatre with the Colorado premiere of Words from a Bear at 7:30 p.m. The documentary film, made by Indigenous (Kiowa) filmmaker and media artist Jeffrey Palmer, examines […]

Special ACT Package at The Elizabeth Hotel

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The Elizabeth Hotel is the official hotel of the 2019 ACT Human Rights Film Festival. Since the filmmakers attending ACT stay at The Elizabeth, we thought it would only make sense to entice  festival goers to share in the experience. Our friends at The Elizabeth Hotel have come up with this special offer that must […]

Kick-Off Party at Odell set for March 5

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It’s become a tradition for ACT to celebrate the arrival of festival season, and our “Screening Session” specialty beer, with a kick-off party in the Tap Room at Odell Brewing Company. This year’s party occurs Tuesday, March 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. Entrance is free and the first 40 attendees (age 21 and over) […]

TransMilitary at The Lyric on Feb. 7

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Purchase Tickets at The Lyric This February the ACT Human Rights Film Festival launches a new “ACT Year Round” initiative to showcase must-see human rights documentary films that don’t make it into the annual festival. On Thursday, Feb. 7, ACT Year Round is partnering with The Lyric to host a screening of TransMilitary, winner of the […]

Festival Passes & Tickets Announced

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Prices for the 2019 ACT Human Rights Film Festival have been announced with advance purchase for All Festival and Weekend passes beginning in mid-February through the ACT website. Individual tickets will be available for purchase beginning March 5, when the complete festival schedule is released. 2019 Festival Schedule Subject to change. Final schedule released March […]

ACT Human Rights Film Festival Joins International Human Rights Film Network

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The ACT Human Rights Film Festival is the latest festival to be accepted into the Human Rights Film Network (HRFN), an international partnership of 41 independent human rights film festivals. The Network’s general assembly announced ACT’s membership at its annual meeting at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam on Monday, November 19.   Produced by the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University, ACT […]

A Complete Guide to Streaming ACT 2018

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The 3rd Annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival has officially wrapped, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t check out your favorite 2018 ACT films online. There are currently only three ACT films available to stream, but we’ll be sure to add to this list as more films make streaming debuts. Human Flow Over 65 […]

Indigenous Musicians Pura Fe and Cary Morin

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The 2018 ACT Human Rights Film Festival closed with a program informed by the idea that music and human rights are inherently intertwined. ACT and The Music District hosted Indigenous musicians, Pura Fe, and Cary Morin for a special performance following the festival’s closing night film, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World. Pura Fe […]