First show: February 23

“Surprising and bold” -Screen Daily

“A singularly strange, heartfelt, sometimes-gross and beautiful piece of filmmaking” – Bloody Disgusting

“Goofy and gross, this well-performed indie about love and compulsive hair-eating marks a promising feature debut for director Xander Robin.” – Variety

“The tonal shifts leave you with a horror story that’s earnestly sweet, a romantic comedy with a scene of shocking gore, and a directorial debut that makes Xander Robin someone to watch out for.” – Birth. Movies. Death.

A Skype Q&A with Director Xander Robin, moderated by host of the Overlook Hour Podcast, Clark Little, will follow the 9pm show on Saturday, Feb. 24!

Newly bereft of his girlfriend, his job and his home, raggedly handsome Eli accepts a one-off delivery gig that takes him to some upstate backwater where he stumbles into a relationship with Anya, a beguiling, eccentric young woman with some exceedingly peculiar predilections. The situation is about to get hairy—literally.

A sort of giddy, slacker spin on Cat People, Xander Robin’s inventive, lovably weird feature debut is a little gross and a lot charming. Old-school horror tropes worm their way into Are We Not Cats, but make no mistake: this is at heart a story of people connecting and the sometimes surprising things we do for love. World-premiering as the closer of Critics’ Week at Venice, this romantic horror comedy with a focus on the grotesque is a feature-length expansion of writer/director/star Xander Robin’s 2013 short film of the same name.

Written and directed by Xander Robin. With Michael Patrick Nicholson, Chelsea LJ Lopez, Michael Godere. 78 min. 2017. DCP.


ARE WE NOT CATS: Upcoming Showtimes