Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, these animals live between two worlds—neither wild nor tame—and bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats mirror the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could. Ceyda Torun’s “splendidly graceful and quietly magical documentary” (Joe Leydon, Variety) gives us a closeup view of Istanbul’s feline denizens and the humans whose lives they enrich. (Dir.: Ceyda Torun, Turkey, 2016, 80 min., DCP, Turkish with English subtitles)
- Venue: Freer Gallery of Art
- Event Location: Meyer Auditorium
- Cost: Free. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Auditorium doors open approximately 30 minutes before each show.