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Movies that Matter

We invite you to experience this quarterly film series that highlights important human rights issues. Each event features a movie screening with English subtitles, followed by a moderated discussion with special guests.

Admission is free and open to the public but seating is limited.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program begins at 7 p.m. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis beginning beginning at 7 p.m. The auditorium seats 248.

American Winter

2013, NR, 90 minutes.

This documentary feature film follows the personal stories of families struggling in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Filmed over the course of one winter in one American city, the film presents an intimate snapshot of the state of the nation's economy as it is playing out in millions of American families, and highlights the human consequences of the decline of the middle class and the fracturing of the American Dream.

American Winter Movie Poster

Preview the trailer


Movies That Matter: A Human Rights Film Series is a quarterly program of the City of Fort Worth Human Relations Commission. This screening is presented in partnership with the Fort Worth Library, and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. 

For more information, follow Movies that Matter at or send an email to  For a schedule of films, visit Trailers for some of this year's films can be found on YouTube.

Updated 6 June 2014

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