January 20 only
BEST OF O-SCOPE: CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF OSCILLOSCOPE FILMS
The New York based independent film distributor has helped to change the face of art house movie releasing! A current wave of artist-driven, youth-oriented independent cinema owes a great deal to this industry-leading company, founded by the late Adam Yauch, and still going strong as it enters its second decade.
PART II: KEDI
Our second pick of Oscilloscope favorites goes to KEDI! A 2016 Roxie fan favorite and instant documentary heart warmer. In the city of Istanbul, there are more than just human inhabitants. There are also the stray domestic cats of the city who live free but have complicated relationships with the people themselves. This film follows a selection of individual cats as they live their own lives in Istanbul with their own distinctive personalities. Hundreds of thousands of cats have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of people’s lives, impacting them in ways only an animal who lives between the worlds of the wild and the tamed can. Cats and their kittens bring joy and purpose to those they choose, giving people an opportunity to reflect on life and their place in it. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to ourselves.
“The film’s larger subject is how cats and people live together in the neighborhoods of an ancient metropolis that is modernizing at an inhuman, unfeline pace.”
We are thrilled to bring this crowd pleasing doc back to the Roxie! THANK YOU OSCILLOSCOPE!
Dir Ceyda Torun 2016 Turkey 80 mins in Turkish with English subtitles