PG, most films in English, other languages are subtitled. Dir: Various.
International, 2021, 88 min.
10% of Box Office will be donated to the P.E.I. Humane Society.
“Cat lovers can be a special breed – patient, willing to work for a little attention, often doting, sometimes a little obsessive, and always up for a little feline adventure. The fourth annual NY Cat Film Festival capitalizes on that abiding interest with a series of short films that celebrate the fascination with our enigmatic feline companions… Presented by pet wellness advocate/author and radio host Tracie Hotchner, this year’s program features 22 short films, from mini documentaries to narrative shorts and animations, from all over the world. And Hotchner is quick to point out that the festival is no cornucopia of cats with their heads stuck in tissue boxes. ‘These are the opposite of cat videos that mock and laugh at cats,’ she says. ‘Some of them are very funny, but they’re usually about cats making fun of people. I like to show the depth and breadth of who a cat is and feels and what he wants. These are films made with intention … to express appreciation and respect for cats.’… Offerings range from silly to heartfelt and includes day-in-the-life chronicles, like Zach the Cat, to the animation of an Olde English 19th-century tale, The King O’ the Cats, to the clever, charming voice-over noir parody about a hard-boiled cat and a woman with love troubles called Feline Noir. (Don’t miss the drolly narrated The Cat Flap, which chronicles the drama around a cat flap as caught by a wildlife camera.)” – Karen Campbell, The Boston Globe