Film Series

NY Cat Film Festival

Sunday, May 5

The NY Cat Film Festival™ is an exploration through film of the fascinating felines who share our lives. For far too long, cats have been the “invisible” part of the human-animal bond and it’s time to shine the spotlight on these magnificent creatures and the humans devoted to them.

A portion of Ticket sales from this particular event will benefit the Berkshire Humane Society.

Tickets per program are $12 general, $10 for members and children.

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Cats Rule - Shorts Program

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Beth is Not a Cat (3 min) – Created by MARCUS, a charming comparison of Beth (not a cat, but looking like one) and a real orange tabby cat.

Marnie the Cat Guru (2 min) – Anca Vlasan’s philosophical tabby cat expounds on the meaning of life and happiness.

Cat Anatomy (4 min) – Kim Best explores the nicknames children assign to various parts of a cat.

Elvis Cat: The Stray Crooner (3 min) – Jessi Almstead’s puppet mockumentary.

Cat Nation: a Film About Japan’s Crazy Cat Culture (26 min) - Tim Delmastro’s documentary about Japan’s extraordinary love of kitty cats.

Instagram Cat Mom (5 min) – Jess Spawn’s mockumentary takes us behind the scenes to see the lengths people might go for the purrfect photo to post online

Samantha and the Rock Cats (11 min) – Jacob Feiring’s documentary follows a woman who travels the country with her cat show.

Off for the Weekend (11 min) – Brittany Severances’ funny story of a young woman’s challenges proving her independence from her mother with a weekend of pet-sitting-gone-wrong.

The Pet Effect (2 min)

[These films are free of physical or verbal abuse toward people or animals. The only tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The programs are designed for adult audiences but can be enjoyed by all members of the family, including mature children.]

  • Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes

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Feral Love

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Markie Hancock’s engaging documentary about Dorian Rence, who appears to be a stereotypical “crazy cat lady,” devoted for a decade to caring for a feral cat colony in Riverside Park in NYC, bringing them food and shelter in all weather and personal challenges. But it turns out Dorian has another devotion in addition to her cherished felines: she also plays the viola - specifically with the New York Philharmonic, for over 40 years!

Feral Love will be preceded by Art’s Automotive (6 min) - Erik Dumas’ animated tale of an orphaned kitten who bonds with an automotive repair robot in the future.

[These films are free of physical or verbal abuse toward people or animals. The only tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The programs are designed for adult audiences but can be enjoyed by all members of the family, including mature children.]

  • Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes