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The world of Zeytin, a stray dog living life on the streets of Istanbul.
(NR, 72 min.)


Monday, March 8, 2021

6:00 PM

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

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12:30 PM 8:45 PM

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

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Stray explores what it means to live as a being without status or security, following three strays as they embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society. Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on 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 companions in the security guards who care for her. The strays’ disparate lives intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians with whom they share the streets. [Metacritic]

Director: Elizabeth Lo
Genre(s): Documentary

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"Lo inspects both the faultlines and fringes of the Turkish society and ponders profound philosophical questions concerning humanity."

— Tomris Laffly, Variety

"Through a finely calibrated ebb and flow of insight and emotion, Lo offers a fresh perspective on life in the shadows — the freedom as well as the neglect — building toward an end-credits coda, a song from the heart, that's not to be missed."

— Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

"Following the freewheeling day to day life of dogs living on the streets of Istanbul, the initial novelty and intrigue of this extraordinary documentary broadens further to a profound meditation on how mankind treats our so-called best friends, and one another."

— Matthew Anderson, CineVue

"There’s something strangely beautiful about short filmmaker Elizabeth Lo’s concise, allegorical debut feature documentary, which starts off as a fly-on-the-fur exploration of Istanbul’s stray dog epidemic and becomes a lament about the difficulties of finding somewhere to belong in an increasingly fractured, and fractious, world."

— Nikki Baughan, Screen Daily