February 28, 2021

STRAY, streaming from March 5

Showing: Streaming from March 5
Title: Stray
Year: 2020
Country: USA
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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. Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on solitary adventures through the city at night; Nazar, nurturing and protective, easily befriends the humans around her; while Kartal, a shy puppy living on the outskirts of a construction site, finds refuge with the security guards who care for her. The disparate lives of Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal 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. 2020, USA, 72 minutes, documentary.


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Advance tickets are now on sale. After the film becomes available March 5th at 3:00 am EST, you’ll have 30 days to start watching. Once you begin, you’ll have 72 hours to finish watching. PLEASE NOTE: customers who wish to see Stray to their TVs may do so via AirPlay and Chromecast enabled devices; there are also dedicated Eventive apps available on Apple TV and Roku. Customers who require assistance, please visit Eventive’s FAQ and live chat support: https://watch.eventive.org/help


Discuss Stray on Tuesday, March 16, at 7:00PM. Josh Abolt, Kennel Manager at Hi-Tor Animal Care Center, will discuss Stray with Suzanne Mitchell of Rockland Organized for Sustainability and a Safe Aquifer (ROSA) and director of Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde. REGISTER HERE.


“[A] virtuosic feature documentary debut. The ultimate love letter to dogs.”
Tomris Laffly, Variety

A howling success. STRAY shines a piercing light on what it means to be an outcast in a teeming metropolis.”
Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

**WINNER**
Best International Feature Documentary – Hot Docs