With all the talk about immigration (immigration rights, the U.S.-Mexico border), rarely is there an opportunity to look at the topic from a purely personal perspective, which is why Thomas McCarthy’s recent film, The Visitor, resonates.

The story of a college professor who finds a Syrian musician and his Senegalese girlfriend living in his New York City apartment illuminates the tough decisions immigrants make to sustain their families and relationships.

Tonight’s free showing of the film should provoke an honest, emotional reflection on the issue.

6 p.m. Starz FilmCenter, 900 Auraria Pkwy.

Free, 303-595-3456, official website