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Stray

Before the film, enjoy the premiere of an MTF Original: The Ann Arbor Creature Feature (or: A Day in the Life of a Cat in Quarantine)!

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. 73 minutes. Documentary. NR.

Elizabeth Lo’s sharp-eyed study of Istanbul strays is both the ultimate love letter to dogs and a multifaceted moral inquiry into humanity.

Tomris Laffly

MESMERIZING. A captivating and immersive documentary.

Scott Macaulay - Filmmaker Magazine

STIRRING. A howling success.

Sheri Linden - The Hollywood Reporter

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Q&A Discussion

Stay tuned after the film for two exclusive Q&A sessions – First a conversation between director Elizabeth Lo and Academy Award nominated filmmaker Rachel Grady – Followed by a Q&A with director Elizabeth Lo and Joanne Yohannan from North Shore Animal League, moderated by film critic Tomris Laffly.

This Film Supports the Theater!

This movie is being made available through our MTF AgileLink streaming platform with 50% of the proceeds benefiting the theater. To view, you will need to log in using your Michigan Theater credentials or sign up for an account. Unless otherwise noted, member benefits will apply.

Rent Online - $12

Available now through MTF – AgileLink

$10 – Members**

Free – Gold Members**

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