KEDI

, , | 2017 | 79 minutes | |
Directed by Ceyda Torun

Friday March 03, 2017
Saturday March 04, 2017
Sunday March 05, 2017


$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Ceyda Torun

KEDi is not a documentary about house cats or the strays you occasionally see in your back yard. KEDi is a film about the hundreds of thousands of cats who have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of people’s lives, impacting them in ways only an animal who lives between the worlds of the wild and the tamed can. Cats and their kittens bring joy and purpose to those they choose, giving people an opportunity to reflect on life and their place in it. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to ourselves.

kedi3“Cats – tabbies, calicos, angoras, Norwegian forest cats; ginger cats, grey cats, black cats, white cats, black and white cats – all kinds of cats, roam the city, free, without a human master. Some fend for themselves, scavenging from dumpsters, living in abandoned buildings, others are cared for by communities of people, pampered with the best cat food and given shelter for the cold months. Cats have been a part of the city for thousands of years, and so, everyone who grows up in Istanbul or lives in Istanbul has a story about a cat. Stories that are memorable; sometimes scary, sometimes spiritual, but always very personal. Street cats are such a big part of the culture that when US president Barack Obama visited Istanbul, part of his tour included a stop at the Hagia Sophia to visit its famous cat, Gli. Cats are as integral to the identity of Istanbul as its monuments, the Bosporus, tea, raki and fish restaurants.”kedi1

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"Magical and remarkable. A splendidly graceful and quietly magical documentary about the multifaceted feline population of Istanbul. Heartfelt."Joe Leydon, VARIETY

"The beautifully spare musical socre by Kira Fontana provides the perfect accompaniment for what gradually emerges as a profoundly affecting meditation, at once dreamy and precise, on a force of nature - several forces of nature, actually, with paws and tails - surviving and thriving in an industrialized world."Joe Leydon, VARIETY

"Gorgeously shot. Terrific on every level. Elicited the most 'awww!'s and 'ohhh's we've ever heard at a movie. Four paws up!"MILWAUKEE RECORDkedi2kedi4

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