Oh fortunate film lovers of the Front Range…

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What wonders await those that venture out in the Front Range of Colorado! There’s a Retrospective of Wes Anderson; all his films will screened in anticipation of his latest, Isle of Dogs. First film to screen is Rushmore at the Downtown Artery — an art gallery and event space in Fort Collins. Wes Anderson’s films will screen @ the gallery or the newly-revamped The Lyric Cinema Cafe. Cost $7

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This weekend there are cinema splendors to behold in the darling mountain town of Lyons, Colorado. Learn about Colorado wolf conservation, watch a hilarious documentary about an aspiring violin-maker or get hands-on with a drone. So much to do and see at this gem of a film festival! Tickets range from $12 to a festival pass at $45.

More information, including trailers, for the Lyons Film Festival: coloradofests.com

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If you’re a social justice fan, you’ll be traveling to CSU in two weeks for the ACT Human Rights Film Festival. Now in it’s 3rd year, this well-curated festival inspires and educates with films from all over the world. Student Night kicks off the festival on April 5. There are screenings at the Lyric, the Lory Student Center and the Lincoln Center: April 5-14th, 2018.

This year’s line-up is as relevant as the #MeToo movement! Check out Chega De Fiu Fiu, (4/13 @ 4:30, Lyric) this electrifying, eye-opening documentary exposes the culture of “catcalls” that women must endure when navigating the streets of São Paulo, Brasília, and other areas where verbal and physical harassment have become an increasingly prominent part of daily life. The film illustrates how to make public spaces safe for women, and calls on urban planners and local governments to rethink the design of cities while ensuring access to safe transportation alternatives and well-illuminated pedestrian routes.

If you love skateboarding and coming-of-age stories, Minding the Gap will feature special guests and is fresh from SXSW. Catch it Sat, April 7th @ 8pm or the Encore screening at the Lyric on Mon, April 9 @ 6:30pm. Closing Night, April 14 is the music documentary, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World is sure to Sell Out! Catherine Bainbridge’s film features Native American musicians from Punk, Rock and Folk, famous names and riffs that we all know and love. The screening is followed by a live concert. Get your tickets NOW!