NY Cat Film Festival
Run Time: 144 min.
THE CAT FILM FESTIVAL 2019 [2 HOURS with an intermission between programs]
The Pet Effect (2 min) Prescription: cat
Little Works of Art (13:00) Kim Best ‘s look at Harold “Cat Man” Sims and his self-styled .American Museum of the House Cat in Sylva, NC, which houses over 10,000 cat-related objects and honors cats as “little works of art”
Art’s Automotive (6 min )Erik Dumas’ animated tale of an orphaned kitten who bonds with an automotive repair robot in the future.
Akamatsu the Cat (10:00) Ian Christopher Goodman’s documentary about life with a disabled kitty cat, Akamatsu, who was paralyzed but went on to live another 4 vibrant years with the use of a wheelchair.
Pure Fluff (4:00) Sean Skelton’s documentary sketch of a professional cat groomer in New York City, who shows how to tackle this combative challenge.
Winter Break (5:00) Rick Hamilton’s look at the thoughts of a school teacher who has only her cat for company during winter break.
Guardians of Recoleta (21:00) Blake & Adrienne Kuhre (who run their own non-profit cat rescue in Los Angeles) examine the community cats living in the iconic Buenos Aires Recoleta cemetery, and what became of some kitties removed by well-meaning American rescuers.
Scaredy, the Cat (8:00) Markie Hancock’s heartwarming documentary about a very shy cat who was adopted at the tennis courts in NYC’s Riverside park but avoids everyone except for a few choice people whom she eagerly greets.
Marnie: The Cat Guru (2 min) Anca Vlasan’s philosophical tabby cat expounds on the meaning of life and happiness.
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.
Mittens from Kittens (4:00) Kim Best’s documentary shows how one woman was inspired by the nuisance of cat hair into spinning and knitting it into useful item.
Beth Is Not a Cat (3 min) Beth is not a cat, but looking like one, which perplexes her orange tabby.
[The 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 subject to change without notice