The Cats Of Mirikitani

Credits

Director: Linda Hattendorf. Producers: Linda Hattendorf and Masahiro Yoshikawa. Editors: Keiko Deguchi and Linda Hattendorf.

Websites

http://www.thecatsofmirikitani.com/

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Awards and Festivals

Tribeca Film Festival (Winner, Audience Award)

Synopsis

Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani is an 80-year old Japanese American trying to survive as an artist on the streets of New York City. Each year 100,000 New Yorkers experience homelessness. One out of every six people using an emergency feeding program is a senior citizen. This documentary seeks to put a human face on the statistics by telling the story of one man’s life.

Reviews

“…[an] intimate and funny portrayal of the healing power of art…”
– Entertainment Insiders

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