Kedi by Ceyda Torun (Turkey, 2016, 80 min.). Noncompetition documentary.

Kedi (meaning “cat” in Turkish) is a film about the hundreds of thousands of cats who have roamed free in the metropolis of Istanbul for thousands of years, wandering in and out of the citizens’ lives, moving effortlessly between human civilization and the world of the wild. Cats and their kittens bring joy and purpose to the people they choose to connect with, giving their humans an opportunity to pause and reflect. This documentary shows us how the stray cats of Istanbul can be a mirror for ourselves.

Watch the trailer

Followed by a reception in the Bravo Restaurant with a cash bar and music by Neotolia. As the reception coincides with mfaNOW Overnight: State of the Party, attendees of both parties are invited to mingle and partake in all of the evening’s festivities. 

Guests of all ages are welcome; visitors wishing to consume alcohol must be 21+. Valid ID with proof of age is required to purchase alcohol. Before the film screening, wristbands will be distributed to those who wish to attend the BTFF reception and/or the mfaNOW Overnight events. These must be worn at all times, and are required for re-entry to the building. All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff. Backpacks and large bags are not permitted. All other smaller bags are strongly discouraged, and may need to be checked upon entry. Parking will be limited to the MFA garage; lots will be closed. Use of public transportation is strongly encouraged.

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