Kedi - Opens March 10th
Hundreds of thousands of Turkish 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, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame –and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.Critics and internet cats agree - this cat documentary will charm its way into your heart and home as you fall in love with the cats in Istanbul. This film is a sophisticated take on your typical cat video that will both dazzle and educate.
"You'd to find a documentary more aesthetically and emotionally satisfying this year than Ceyda Torun's KEDi, about the hundreds of thousands of cats that make the streets of Istanbul their home." - SF Weekly
"Kedi is much less interested in just being a film about cats. Rather it is a film that uses cats as a platform to dive into the history of a city, its people, its culture, and questioning what our relationship with cats says about us." -Film Experience
79 mins., Unrated.
KEDI is a Points-Of-View film sponsored by Lincoln Financial. All currently enrolled students receive FREE admission.
The Salesman - Opens March 17th
Academy Award Winner, Best Foreign Language Film
Forced to leave their apartment due to a dangerous construction project in a neighboring building, a young Iranian couple moves to the center of Tehran where they become embroiled in a life-altering situation involving the previous tenant. The couple are rehearsing to perform Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman on stage, when the wife is assaulted. Her husband attempts to determine the identity of the attacker, while she struggles to cope with post-trauma stress. Farhadi chose Miller's play as his story within a story based on shared themes.
Directed by Asghar Farhadi, who also helmed the Oscar-winning feature A Separation.
"It's another of the director's analytical but deeply empathetic films about modern Iranian society and what separates men from women and the government from its people." - New York Magazine.
"With every shot, our sympathies flicker and tilt." - New Yorker.
"It is by any measure a great film, a quiet, yet overwhelmingly intense production that forces us to recalibrate our notion of what suspenseful cinema can mean and do." - Minneapolis Star Tribune.
125 mins., Rated PG-13.
The Salesman is a Points-Of-View film sponsored by Lincoln Financial. All currently enrolled students receive FREE admission.