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      April 25, 2019

      Thursday   5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

      1400 Remingston street
      Fort Collins, Colorado 80523

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      ACT. Shorts in the Museum

      In his manifesto The Birth of the Sixth Art, published in 1911, Italian film theoretician Ricciotto Canudo argued that cinema was a new art, “a superb conciliation of the Rhythms of Space (the Plastic Arts) and the Rhythms of Time (Music and Poetry),” a synthesis of the five ancient arts: architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and poetry (cf. Hegel’s Lectures on Aesthetics). Canudo later added dance as a sixth precursor, a third rhythmic art with music and poetry, making cinema the seventh art.

      These are the premises for the first screening of ACT. Shorts in the Museum: the very first event of what we know will become a successful series. The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, in collaboration with ACT Year-Round, presents two short movies that make space for voices often found in the margins. Taking inspiration from the figures and stories found in the exhibition To Survive on this Shore, this year’s short series celebrates diversity and different perceptions, highlighting human rights films that share untold stories and give a voice to marginalized people.

      Ian
      Director: Abel Goldfarb
      (2018) – Argentina
      10 min
      Ian was born with cerebral palsy. All he wants is to make friends, although it seems impossible to achieve when discrimination and bullying keep him away from his beloved playground. However, this young boy is determined and won’t give up easily.

      Western Collections
      Director: Aaron Burns
      (2017)
      10 min
      A retired geologist with a knack for collecting odd items reflects on how she found herself.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Education | Film | Museums & Attractions

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