Film Night: Cats in The Cradle
Join FACT for an evening of specially selected short films and documentaries looking at feline behaviour - domestic and wild - reflecting on the themes in exhibition And Say the Animal Responded?
Silly Symphonies: The Cat’s Out, 1931 (dir. Wilfred Jackson), 7 min
Part of Walt Disney’s ‘Silly Symphonies’ series, this black and white cartoon follows a day in the life of a chirpy and mischievous tom cat as he slopes around the backstreets of town.
The Private Life of a Cat, 1946 (dir. Alexandr Hackenschmied, Maya Deren) 22 mins
Follow the intimate life of a domestic cat as she searches for the perfect place to birth her kittens. This documentary has no audio and instead a score will accompany the film.
The Breeder, 2017 (dir. Demelza Kooij) 12 mins
The Breeder is a documentary which tells the story of a scientist who uses genetic modification to design custom-made pets. These super-cute creatures melt hearts worldwide, but there is a dark side to these irresistible big eyed, balls of fluff.
Lil Bub & Friendz, 2013 (dir. Andy Capper, Juliette Eisner) 1hr4min
This feature length documentary film follows the life of ‘Insta-famous’ cat Lil Bub and her doting owner Mike Bridavsky as they visit other ‘cat-lebrities’ in the run up to the first Internet Cat Video Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Image: Demelza Kooij, Still from The Breeder (2017). Courtesy of the Artist.