After the annual premiere in New York City, Tracie Hotchner sends the NY Cat Film Festival around the country. showing two different film programs in cities nationwide. If you'd like to see it where you live, drop her a line to TheCatFilmFestival@gmail.com
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[These films are free of physical or verbal abuse toward people or animals. The only tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The programs are designed for adult audiences but can be enjoyed by all members of the family, including mature children.]
PROGRAM #1 CATS RULE (1 hr 7 min)
BETH IS NOT A CAT (3 min) Created by MARCUS, a charming comparison of Beth (not a cat, but looking like one) and a real orange tabby cat; MARNIE: The Cat Guru (2 min) Anca Vlasan’s philosophical tabby cat expounds on the meaning of life and happiness; CAT ANATOMY (4 min) Kim Best explores the nicknames children assign to various parts of a cat; ELVIS CAT: The Stray Crooner (3 min) Jessi Almstead’s puppet mockumentary; CAT NATION: A Film About Japan’s Crazy Cat Culture (26 min) Tim Delmastro’s documentary about Japan’s extraordinary love of kitty cats; INSTAGRAM CAT MOM (5 min) Jess Spawn's mockumentary takes us behind the scenes on the lengths people might go to for the purrfect photo to post online; SAMANTHA AND THE ROCK CATS (11 min) Jacob Feiring’s documentary follows a woman who travels the country with her cat show; OFF FOR THE WEEKEND (11 min) Brittany Severance’s funny story of a young woman’s challenges proving her independence from her mother with a weekend of pet-sitting-gone-wrong; THE PET EFFECT (2 min)
PROGRAM #2 FERAL LOVE (1 hr 17 min)
ART’S AUTOMOTIVE (6 min) Erik Dumas’ animated tale of an orphaned kitten who bonds with an automotive repair robot in the future; FERAL LOVE (1hr 11min) Markie Hancock’s engaging documentary about Dorian Rence, who appears to be a stereotypical “crazy cat lady,” devoted for a decade to caring for a feral cat colony in Riverside Park in NYC, bringing them food and shelter in all weather and personal challenges. But it turns out Dorian has another devotion in addition to her cherished felines: she also plays the viola - specifically with the New York Philharmonic, for over 40 years!
*Programming subject to change