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Multicultural Film Series: "The Cats of Mirikitani" (US, 2006)

November 20, 2013
3:00 PM
Location: FCAS 126
  • Open to the Public

Documentary about Jimmy Mirikitani, a feisty painter working and living on the street, near the World Trade Center, when 9/11 devastates the neighborhood. A nearby film editor, Linda Hattendorf, persuades elderly Jimmy to move in with her, while seeking a permanent home for him. The young woman delves into the California-born, Japan-raised artist's unique life which developed his resilient personality, and fuels his 2 main subjects: cats and internment camps. The editor films Jimmy's remarkable journey back into his incredible past.

Watch the trailer: