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March 17 - March 23

Friday, March 17 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
Saturday, March 18 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 8:30pm
Sunday, March 19 – 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 8:30pm
Monday, March 20 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm
Tuesday, March 21 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 22 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm
Thursday, March 23 – 5:30pm ONLY

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The smash indie hit that’s storming art house cinemas around the world keeps its residence at The Frida one more week, as we present KEDI (aka Nine Lives: Cats in Istanbul) daily March 17 – 23!  MUST END THURSDAY!   

Kedi is not simply a documentary about house cats, or the strays you occasionally see in your back yard. Kedi is a film about the hundreds of thousands of cats who 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.
Says the film’s director Ceyda Torun – “Cats – tabbies, calicos, angoras, Norwegian forest cats; ginger cats, grey cats, black cats, white cats, black and white cats – all kinds of cats – roam the city, free, without a human master. Some fend for themselves, scavenging from dumpsters, living in abandoned buildings, others are cared for by communities of people, pampered with the best cat food and given shelter for the cold months. Cats have been a part of the city for thousands of years, and so, everyone who grows up in Istanbul or lives in Istanbul has a story about a cat. Stories that are memorable; sometimes scary, sometimes spiritual, but always very personal. Street cats are such a big part of the culture that when US president Barack Obama visited Istanbul, part of his tour included a stop at the Hagia Sophia to visit its famous cat, Gli. Cats are as integral to the identity of Istanbul as its monuments, the Bosporus, tea, raki and fish restaurants.”

“A cat’s-eye view of the world that showcases both the warm-hearted people of this ancient Turkish city and the seamless integration of its felines into everyday life.” – Kathryn Laskaris, Toronto Star
“**** Caring for one another and caring for animals may seem like a small thing, but Torun’s affectionate portrait of these cats-and the people who love them-makes it seem like the most important thing in the world.” – Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com

“A collective portrait that’s as elegant as its light-footed subjects, it’s guaranteed to soothe a weary mind, and just might lower blood pressure too.” – Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter


March 17
March 23


The Frida Cinema
305 E. 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA 90271 United States
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