Outdoor screening: Whose Streets?

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Join us at The Lyric on June 8th and 12th for a fundraiser screening of the 2017 film Whose Streets? at sundown on The Lyric’s outdoor screen. About Whose Streets?  Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When […]

Solidarity and Support for Black and African American Communities

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Dear Friends, Today and every day, we stand against racism. We honor the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade. Their deaths at the hands of law enforcement, like countless before them, reflect a human rights crisis rooted in this country’s legacy of systemic racism. The protests, riots, and the anguish are put […]

ACT Shorts in the Museum: Virtual Movie Night

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In this collaborative, cross-disciplinary program ACT Human Rights Film Festival and Gregory Allicar Museum of Art pair film and art to explore each with new lenses. While we physically distance, and the museum’s galleries are closed we have created a virtual program that engages a short film and a Mixografia print. This edition’s theme revolves […]

Virtual Filmmaker Chats

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While ACT’s 2020 festival is postponed, some of the festival’s programmed short films are online and others were available for a short time. In April and May 2020, ACT hosted online chats with filmmakers to keep the conversation and community going while physical distancing happens. ACT was thrilled to connect with filmmakers Amy Bench (A […]

ACT At Home: Virtual Screenings and Conversations

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We are in this together. While we may be physically separated, it’s more important than ever to stay connected to one another, value our human connections, and support our most vulnerable community members. To keep the conversations around human rights and social justice going, ACT is scheduling a series of free virtual events. Just like […]

ACT Kickoff Party at Odell!

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Join us for our 5th annual Kickoff Party at Odell Brewing. Check out the 2020 festival’s trailers, brush up on your ACT trivia to win festival passes or tickets, and sample our custom ACT Screening Sessions festival brew from Odell. March 10, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. at Odell Brewing. The event is free, but please […]

Special Screening of We Are the Radical Monarchs

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On January 23, ACT Human Rights Film Festival, Poudre River Public Library District, and The Colorado Trust will host a special screening of We Are the Radical Monarchs. The film will be live interpreted into Spanish and will conclude with a discussion around youth development, equity, and social justice. The event is free and dinner […]

Through the Student Lens: Colorado State University Student Film Festival

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Call for submissions! In celebration of Colorado State University student and alumni films, we are thrilled to announce the inaugural Through the Student Lens: Colorado State University Film Festival. This event is supported by ACT Human Rights Film Festival as part of our fifth anniversary celebration. Through the Student Lens looking for documentaries, short films, […]

Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops on February 6, 2020

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“Jenifer McShane’s solution-focused documentary offers proof of an enlightened way forward. Zeroing in on a unit of the San Antonio Police Department, the disarmingly titled Ernie & Joe is a candid, mostly vérité portrait of two cops in a small but paradigm-shifting program — one that breaks down the us-vs.-them mind-set that views people in […]

Indigenous Short Films on December 5, 2019

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The final ACT Year-Round of 2019 will showcase six Indigenous short films from Sundance Institute. Each of the six short films has screened at the Sundance Film Festival and each is directed by an Indigenous filmmaker. The films celebrate and explore cultural expression and self-representation. CSU’s Native American Cultural Center and Ethnic Studies Assistant Professor […]