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March 12, 2021 - April 1, 2021
All Day
Time Details:
In addition to the feature, there are two pre-recorded discussions available to all ticket buyers that are exclusive to virtual cinema. The first is a conversation between director Elizabeth Lo and Academy Award nominated filmmaker Rachel Grady. The second is a Q&A with director Elizabeth Lo and Joanne Yohannan from North Shore Animal League, moderated by film critic Tomris Laffly.
Normal Theater
209 W North St

Normal, IL 61761
$12 to view online; 72 hour window to watch
A stray dog on the streets of Istanbul
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STRAY - Virtual Screenings

Friday, March 12, 2021

Through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin, Nazar, and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life — and their own canine culture. Their disparate lives intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians who share the streets with them. Whether they lead us into bustling streets or decrepit ruins, the gaze of these strays act as windows into the overlooked corners of society: women in loveless marriages, protesters without arms, refugees without sanctuary. The film is a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing. NR / 72 min.