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STRAY Premier Party
March 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$12
FOTAS is inviting animal lovers everywhere to join us for an online Premier Party of the award-winning new film STRAY.
Join us on March 13, in honor of National K9 Veterans Day, to enjoy this heartwarming new film.
This special live stream will include a post film discussion with the Director Elizabeth Lo.
Tickets are $12, with $5 from every ticket sale going to support FOTAS programs.
Can’t make it to the Premier Party? No worries. By special arrangement, the film will be available for viewing through April 12 so you have a month to enjoy this award winning new film!
Watch the trailer
“Dog lovers will drool over this profound canine love letter from Turkey” –IndieWire
About the film
Through the eyes of its 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, three dogs—Zeytin, Nazar, and Kartal—embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that
allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life. Whether they lead us into decrepit ruins or bustling streets, the gaze of strays act as windows into the overlooked corners of society: women in loveless marriages, protesters without arms, refugees without sanctuary. Through their canine eyes, we are shown a human world ruptured by divisions along class, ethnic, and gender lines.
The film is both a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs, and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing and being from a position of extreme marginalization. It is at this intersection that Stray seeks to shed light on Turkey’s societal convulsions through the observations of Zeytin and her companions —both human and nonhuman.
A howling success… not to be missed” – The Hollywood Reporter
“The ultimate love letter to dogs” – Variety
“Dog lovers will drool over this profound canine love letter from Turkey” – IndieWire
“Placing among the upper ranks of films for dog lovers, “Stray” [reveals] not only the wholesomeness of humans’ four-legged best friends, but also the soulful voice of an exciting new filmmaker with immense moral queries on her mind.” – Tomris Laffly, Variety