Movies that Matter


Movies That Matter is a free bi-monthly film series program of the City of Fort Worth's Human Relations Commission that celebrates diversity and inclusion. Each event features a film screening, followed by a moderated discussion with local subject matter experts. Screenings are held in February, March, April, June, August, October and December. Additional screening events with community partners are also held throughout the year by special arrangement.

Movies That Matter is a program of the Fort Worth Human Relations Commission (HRC). The HRC provides services related to basic human and civil rights, including enforcement of the city's anti-discrimination ordinance and federal housing, employment, and public accommodation laws.

Coming Up 


Feb. 10, 2022: A Most Beautiful Thing

This film chronicles the history of the first US African American public high school rowing team, composed of young men from the West Side of Chicago, many of whom were in rival gangs. Learn more »


April 7, 2022: A Fierce Green Fire

A film by Academy Award-nominee Mark Kitchell, it is the first big picture exploration of the environmental movement, spanning 50 year of activism. Learn more »


June 2, 2022: Woman on Fire

This portrait of courage under fire celebrates NYC's first openly transgender firefighter. Learn more »

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Aug. 4, 2022: The Great American Lie

The Great American Lie is a documentary film that examines what inequality looks like today and traces its roots to our long-reverend promise of the American Dream. Learn more »


Oct. 6, 2022: Haida Modern The Art & Activism of Robert Davidson

Haida artist Robert Davidson is one of the foremost cultural icons of the age. Learn more »


Dec. 1, 2022: Belly of the Beast

When a courageous young woman and a radical lawyer discover a pattern of illegal sterilizations in California's women's prison, they wage a new-impossible battle against the Department of Corrections. Learn more »