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Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
164 N State St, Chicago, Illinois 60601
2016, CEYDA TORUN, USA/TURKEY, 80 MIN.
«Seductive, magical...Imagine your favorite online cat video, multiply by hundreds. KEDI is a ravishing beauty.» — Ray Pride, Newcity
«Enchanting...I give KEDI four claws up.» — Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
Life is close to cushy for the cherished street cats of Istanbul, as seen in this marvelously cat-action-packed look at the purring mascots that have roamed the streets of the ancient capital for millennia — protected, admired, and honored for their beauty and their skill as mousers. In a film that no card-carrying cat lover will be able to resist, director Torun alternates stories of the people who love these independent street-dwellers, offering food, nests and hidey-holes, with cat-eye views of life at ground level. Istanbul itself comes in for an atmospheric portrait, from the fabled waterfront to the colorful maze of historic streets. In Turkish with English subtitles. DCP digital.
Info & tickets siskelfilmcenter.org/kedi
These screenings are part of OSCILLOSCOPE AT TEN– celebrating the tenth anniversary of Oscilloscope Laboratories.
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