New York Times Critics' Pick
80 mins.
Directed by Ceyda Torun
Turkish with subtitles

The 1:40 show on Tuesday 4/18 is baby-friendly. Click for more information!

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.

"The animals, one human says, can 'rekindle our own slowly dying love of life.' That’s one way of putting it, I guess. In any event, I give KEDI four claws up." Glenn Kenny. A New York Times Critics' Pick!

Additional Information:

This film is available with hearing assist


 This film is available with T-Coil


Audio Description, Closed Captioning and T-Coil are not available in the Studio Theater.  For more information check our accessibility page.