Friday, April 28, 2017

Chattanooga Film Festival 2017: Kedi

Once again, I was able to return to the Chattanooga Film Festival with Mass Listeria!  I love cinema in all of its forms, so the Chattanooga Film Festival is one of my favorite times of year because I spend four days being surrounded by movies and fellow film lovers!  To get a sense of why I love the Chattanooga Film Festival so much, read my post from the start of my coverage of the 2016 Chattanooga Film Festival (found here)...every word of it still holds true!

We already did an overview episode on Mass Listeria (found at, but for the next several episodes of The Gargyle Podcast, I'll be providing reviews of each of the films that I saw individually.  Up next in my coverage of the 2017 Chattanooga Film Festival is:  Kedi

I'll be providing the description of the films provided in the Chattanooga Film Festival program and trailers via YouTube, when available.  The descriptions and trailers of the movies might let you know what they are about, but if you want to know what I thought of them...well, you are just going to have to give the podcast a listen.

The CFF program description for Kedi was:
Before watching Kedi, we wouldn't necessarily have considered ourselves "cat people."  Sure we'd petted a few cats in our day, but we never really understood what all the fuss was about.  Dogs were our pets of choice.  After watching Ceyda Torun's glorious and unique Kedi, we're seeing cats in a whole new light.  Following the lives of seven cats in Istanbul - where multitudes of strays roam the streets and have been part of the city's culture for thousands of years - the filmmakers pull of a rare feat and craft a heartwarming and endlessly watchable film in which these brave, resourceful felines are hustlers, lovers and fighters.  Kedi is one of the coolest and unique docs we've seen this year.  If you've ever spent even 30 seconds going down a YouTube rabbit hole of cute cat videos, Kedi is - if you'll pardon the pun - pure catnip.  

I saw 21 feature films, short films, partial films, or live shows during the Chattanooga Film Festival!  So, be sure to check back soon for more of my CFF coverage!  And if you enjoy movies, conventions, comics, games, cartoons, Star Wars, horror, or just about anything sure to keep coming back for all things geekery!!  In the meantime, follow me here, on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube and be sure to subscribe to my podcast on iTunes and/or Google Play for more geek coverage!

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