Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
“Remarkable. A splendidly graceful and quietly magical documentary.” Joe Leydon, Variety.
Kedi is not a documentary about house cats or the strays you occasionally see in your backyard. Kedi is a film about the hundreds of thousands of cats who, for thousands of years, have been as integral to the identity of Istanbul as its monuments, the Bosporus, tea, raki, and fish restaurants. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame—and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.
80 minutes; Turkish with English subtitles
Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $9; $7 for Modern members; $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show time is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.