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Date(s) - April 7, 2024
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Lyric


Closing Night of ACT Human Rights Film Festival: The Body Politic

Join us for the last screening of our ninth annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival: the documentary film The Body Politic. This screening is at the Lyric (1209 N. College Ave., Fort Collins). Get your tickets here.

The film will begin at 5:30 p.m., with a reception to follow.

Film poster for The Body Politic featuring an image of Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott

About the Film

Like many areas in the United States, the City of Baltimore has been plagued by gun violence. Amid the George Floyd uprising, Brandon Scott, a young reform-minded leader, is elected mayor. His hope is to lower violence in the city with a new public health-focused approach rather than relying only on policing as he feels others have done. With unfettered access, cameras follow him and his team of young leaders throughout their first year in city hall, unveiling an ambitious plan to lower the city’s murder rate. When opposition mounts, commitment to his principles puts his political future in jeopardy. Will his holistic approach lead to healing and serve as a blueprint for the rest of the nation.

Police lined up outside building


CSU’s Student Leadership Involvement and Community Engagement office (SLiCE) is sponsoring two free tickets for CSU students to attend ACT. Students must book with their Rams email and CSUID number, and use the discount code SLiCE24. These free student tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Student IDs will be checked at the festival. CSU employees can take advantage of the Commitment to Campus discount to receive 20% off a festival pass or 20% off any individual tickets. Please log into the c2c site for the discount code.

Closing Night Reception

Celebrate the 2024 ACT Human Rights Film Festival with live jazz, desserts, and decaf coffee with our closing night reception at 7:30 p.m. A cash bar will be available. Learn more here.