I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO - ACT Human Rights Film Festival Screening

I Am Not Your Negro
Friday, 4/21, 7:00 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theatre
Regular $10, Student/Senior $5
4-Pack Regular $30, Student/Senior $15
Q&A Guest: Special guest TBA
Closing Night Reception

http://www.iamnotyournegrofilm.com/trailer
James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of this manuscript.Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for. Q&A Guest: Special guest TBA. Closing night reception follows in the Lory Student Center West Ballroom.

Raoul Peck
(2017)
93 minutes
USA

Sing Your Song! ACT Human Rights Film Festival Screening

Sing Your Song
Friday, 4/21 - 4:30 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theater
Free admission with a hard ticket. Get yours now/Reserve Yours, etc.

https://youtu.be/M9-_iTNwamU
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Wonderfully archived, and told with a remarkable sense of intimacy, visual style, and musical panache, Susanne Rostock’s inspiring biographical documentary, SING YOUR SONG, surveys the life and times of singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte. From his rise to fame as a singer, inspired by Paul Robeson, and his experiences touring a segregated country, to his provocative crossover into Hollywood, Belafonte’s groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement and impacted many other social justice movements. Rostock reveals Belafonte as a tenacious hands-on activist, who worked intimately with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., mobilized celebrities for social justice, participated in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, and took action to counter gang violence, prisons, and the incarceration of youth.

Susanne Rostock
(2011)
104 minutes
USA

Transit Havana - ACT Human Rights Film Festival Screening

Transit Havana
Thursday, 4/20 - 7:00 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theatre
Regular $10, Student/Senior $5
4-Pack Regular $30, Student/Senior $15
Q&A Guest: Daniel Amba, director
COLORADO PREMIER

https://vimeo.com/157418213
Once a year, two plastic surgeons from Holland and Belgium fly to Havana to perform surgery on five Cuban transgender persons. The surgeons are invited by Mariela Castro, daughter of the president and head of the new state program for transgender care.Castro organizes this as a modern completion of the socialist revolution of 1959 because, in her words, it is all about emancipation and self-realization. ‘Hómofobia no, socialismo sí!’ is the official slogan. The state helps transgender people with therapy, hormones, surgery and a new identity. Q&A Guest: Daniel Amba, director

Daniel Amba
(2016)
86 minutes
Cuba

WALLS - ACT Human Rights Film Festival Screening

Walls
Thursday, 4/20 - 4:30 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theatre
Regular $10, Student/Senior $5
4-Pack Regular $30, Student/Senior $15
Q&A Guest: Alvaro Enciso, film subject
COLORADO PREMIER

http://wallsmuros.com/en/documentary-film-walls/
When the Berlin Wall came down, we dismissed the idea of separation walls as something from the past. Reality is exactly the opposite. There have never been so many walls. There are thousands of kilometres of fences, gates, barbed wire and barriers in the most distant and dissimilar parts of the world. This film tells the true stories of people living on both sides of very different walls. These are intimate and intense stories that show us that on both sides, we all share the same hopes, fears, thoughts and emotions; the same desire to survive. Q&A Guest: Alvaro Enciso, film subject

Pablo Irabur and Migueltxo Molina
(2016)
80 minutes
Spain

Jackson - ACT Human Rights Film Festival Screening

Jackson
Wednesday, 4/19 - 7:00 p.m.
Magnolia Theatre, Lincoln Center
Regular $10, Student/Senior $5
4-Pack Regular $30, Student/Senior $15
Q&A Guests: Maisie Crow, director and April Jackson, film subject

http://www.jacksonthefilm.com/trailer/
Jackson is an intimate, unprecedented look at the lives of three women caught up in the complex issues surrounding abortion access. Set against the backdrop of the fight to close the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, Jackson captures the essential and hard truth of the lives at the center of the debate over reproductive healthcare in America. Q&A Guests: Maisie Crow, director and April Jackson, film subject

Maisie Crow
(2016)
92 minutes
USA

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