ACT Human Rights Film Festival and The Lyric present an exclusive, one-night screening of Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops. The film follows two police officers with the San Antonio Texas Police Department who are diverting people away from jail and into mental health treatment, one 911 call at a time. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring local Northern Colorado experts working in mental health.
Ernie & Joe is an intimate portrait of two Texas police officers who are helping change the way police respond to mental health calls. The film takes audiences on a personal journey, weaving together their experiences during their daily encounters with people in crisis. Guns tucked away, Ernie and Joe de-escalate confrontations, divert people to desperately needed mental health services, and save lives.
Directed by Jennifer McShane | 2019 | United States | 95 mins