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Film Festival

UPDATE – TICKET SALES HAVE CLOSED

Independent Short Films that ReFrame Disability and Challenge Stereotypes 

The Arc of Larimer County’s annual film festival works to dispel stereotypes about individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The event features eight short films from a variety of filmmakers.  Some films are humorous, some are serious, but all work to spread awareness.

Date: May 20th, 2021
Location:
 Holiday Twin Drive-In Theatre, 2206 S Overland Trail, Fort Collins, CO 80526
Time: 8:30pm – 10pm (gates open at 7pm)
Tickets: $20 per car*
*Members of The Arc of Larimer County receive $10 off.  If you are a member and need your discount code, please contact info@arclc.org.

Please note – to allow for social distancing, very limited space is available.  Tickets must be purchased in advance. Ticket sales will end on May 20th at 4pm. The Holiday Twin Drive-In Theater has a list of their COVID-19 Operation Procedures available here (opens in new tab). 

– 2021 Film List –

The Interviewer

Thomas Howell gets more than he bargained for in his interview at a prestigious law firm; an insult about his tie, a rendition of Harry Potter and the chance to change the lives of a father and son.
NARRATIVE / 2012 / AUSTRALIA / GENEVIEVE CLAY

VisAble

You know the slogan “Feel Great – Donate,” but do you know the story behind arc Thrift Stores in Colorado and the impact they have in your community?
DOCUMENTARY / 2020 / COLORADO / SUPERPOSITION FILMS

Finding Fred

Finding Fred shows the development of love, admiration and enormous devotion between two brothers once separated by the Willowbrook State School.
DOCUMENTARY / 2010 / USA / GEOFFREY KAPPENBERG

Laser Beak Man

This is the story of Tim Sharp, an artist on the autism spectrum who became an internationally recognized visual artist with his super-hero character Laser Beak Man.
DOCUMENTARY / 2010 / AUSTRALIA / JON ADAMS

What I Like About Myself

As students in a photography group begin practicing interviewing techniques, a simple question receives surprisingly diverse and complex answers.
DOCUMENTARY / 2011 / USA / MYLES TYLER-VASELL

Friends at First Sight – Winner of The Arc of Larimer County’s Film Festival Contest

Two childhood friends come back together as adults – both of whom have daughters with autism. Their daughters have flourished a great friendship of their own and remind them each day that friendship no matter the differences or challenges is the most important thing.
DOCUMENTARY / 2021 / Colorado / Bryson Clark
Learn more about “Friends at First Sight” here (opens in new tab)

Sheri and Paul

A couple shares their personal thoughts on love and marriage in this candid and touching portrait.
DOCUMENTARY / 2004 / USA / ANTHONY DI SALVO

Cared Witless

This award-winning film tells the story of Glen, a young man with Down syndrome as he goes on a shopping trip with a personal assistant from hell. After trying to make friends with the cantankerous assistant, Glen seizes the day for himself.
NARRATIVE / 2007 / UK / KAREN SCHEADER

– Thank you to our 2021 Film Festival Sponsors –

Platinum Sponsors:

North Forty News, The New Scene Magaine

Gold Sponsors:

arc Thrift Stores, Northern Colorado Down Syndrome Association,

Silver Sponsors:

The Arc of Colorado, Autism Home Support Services, Foothills Gateway, CSU Human Development and Family Studies, The Social Project