Date(s) - April 7, 2024
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns to appear at ACT

ACT is excited to present a one-hour reel of Ken Burns’s award-winning documentary series, The U.S. and the Holocaust. The film was honored with an Emmy Award and a du Pont – Columbia Award (among others) and will screen on Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m.

The U.S. and the Holocaust explores America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history.  Combining the first-person accounts of Holocaust witnesses and survivors and interviews with leading historians and writers, The U.S.and the Holocaust dispels competing myths that Americans either were ignorant of the unspeakable persecution that Jews and other targeted minorities faced in Europe or that they looked on with callous indifference. Festivalgoers will find this film complementary to ACT’s opening night screening of If I Could Stay’s depiction of contemporary American immigration policy and its impacts.

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will join ACT on Zoom for a thirty-minute Q&A moderated by Laura Frank.


Tickets are on sale now and selling fast! Purchase your tickets here and for more information.

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.