“New York Cat Film Festival”—Back By Popular Demand!

Two completely different programs of films celebrating the love between cats and people.

Thu 9/6 at 7:30pm and Sun 9/9 at 12 Noon

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The NY Cat Film Festival™ is comprised of two completely different programs - each a medley of films celebrating the love between cats and their people. To have the full NY Cat Film Festival™ experience you’ll want to see both programs. These films can be watched by all members of the family but are intended for adult audiences - with sophisticated ideas and subtle themes.  Best for children who are mature and accustomed to “foreign-type” films.


A Comfort Zone diffuser, the feel good spray for kitties…
...will be given to everyone in the audience!


All tickets bought for the events will be for GENERAL ADMISSION seating.
If you need reasonable accommodations, such as wheelchair accessible seating….
...please call our Box Office: 781.646.4849
Wheelchair Accessible seating is Available

General Admission Seating: $10.00 [A portion of every ticket benefits The Cat Connection]
[A nominal processing fee will be applied Online, By-Phone and at the Box Office]


Thursday, September 6th at 7:30pm or…                       

                        Sunday, September 9th at 12:00pm




Thursday, September 6th at 9:00pm or…               

                                    Sunday, September 9th at 1:30pm





(60 minutes)
Thursday, September 6th at 7:30pm and Sunday, September 9th at 12:00pm

Pure Fluff (4:00) Sean Skelton’s documentary sketch of a professional cat groomer in New York City, who shows how to tackle this combative challenge.
Reunion (9:00) Megan Lohne’s tale of an animal psychic, who works his magic on grieving pet parents mourning their cat.
Rescue (2:00) Filmmaker Lava Sheets’s self-portrait of the isolation and depression of a disabled woman, who realizes her devoted kitty, Apple Brown Betty, is consoling her.
Jetty Cats (32:00) Sheila O’Rourke’s sweeping overview of cats throughout human history, looks at a long surviving feral cat colony on a seaside jetty in Southern California and explores the debate about Trap-Neuter-Return as the best management for community cats.
Winter Break (5:00) Rick Hamilton’s look at the thoughts of a school teacher who has only her cat for company during winter break.
Amleto (2:00) Jeff Malmberg’s visual “poem” to the morning ritual of a Tuscan cat.
Mittens from Kittens(4:00) Kim Best’s documentary shows how one woman was inspired by the nuisance of cat hair into spinning and knitting it into useful items.

Is your cat behaving in ways that are not as cute as the videos we see?
Rachel Geller, Ed.D., Certified Cat Behavior & Retention Specialist, will be here after the program to help you identify and solve cat behavior problems. She will be providing free cat behavior counseling to our audience to help set you and your cats on the road to happy relationships. Stay and bring your cat behavior questions!



(61 minutes)
Thursday, September 6th at 9:00pm and Sunday, September 9th at 1:30pm

Little Works of Art (13:00) Kim Best ‘s look at Harold “Cat Man” Sims and his self-styled American Museum of the House Cat in Sylva, NC, which houses over 10,000 cat-related objects and honors cats as “little works of art.”
Akamatsu the Cat (10:00) Ian Christopher Goodman’s documentary about life with a disabled kitty cat, Akamatsu, who was paralyzed but went on to live another 4 vibrant years with the use of a wheelchair.
Portrait of a Cat Fighter (4:00) Graceann Dorse’s mockumentary gives a funny peek at an imagined New Jersey “cat fighting ring” run by little old ladies.
Guardians of Recoleta (21:00) Blake & Adrienne Kuhre (who run their own non-profit cat rescue in Los Angeles) examine the community cats living in the iconic Buenos Aires Recoleta cemetery, and what became of some kitties removed by well-meaning American rescuers.
Gus the Cat (5:00) Lisa Donato’s quirky film about Gus, a man who seems to think he is a cat. 
Scaredy, the Cat (8:00)  Markie Hancock’s heartwarming documentary about a very shy cat who was adopted at the tennis courts in NYC’s Riverside park but avoids everyone except for a few choice people whom she eagerly greets.

*Programming subject to change







A portion of every ticket benefits The Cat Connection—an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit no-kill organization whose primary mission is to rescue abandoned, abused, unwanted, stray, neglected, and injured cats, and to facilitate their adoption into responsible permanent homes.