The second edition of the ACT Human Rights Film Festival opens Friday, April 14, at CSU’s Lory Student Center Theater.
The weeklong festival features the most critically acclaimed and recently released international documentary films that explore a range of human rights themes, including art as resistance, women’s rights, war and genocide, immigration and exile, LGBTQ rights, and race and class in America.
The festival closes Friday, April 21, with the Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro, followed by a community reception in the Lory Student Center’s West Ballroom.
Films will screen throughout opening weekend and the following weekdays at either the Lory Student Center Theater or the Lincoln Center’s Magnolia Theatre. Screening times and locations will be available on the festival’s website, www.actfilmfest.org, beginning March 16, when tickets go on sale.
The majority of film titles, synopses and trailers have already been announced. Check the festival website daily for special announcements and new content.
Five Colorado premieres
The curated festival’s lineup represents the most relevant and acclaimed films produced within the last two years, and they are not yet available in wide release. Five of the selected films are Colorado premieres. There will be a special advance screening of The Apology, which follows the personal journeys of three former “comfort women” who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.