Celebrate National Cat Day, Doc-Style

October 29th is National Cat Day! What better way to celebrate than making plans to see some feline-focused films at DOC NYC?   Here are three titles that will purrfectly satisfy the cat lover in all of us.


This cathartic documentary about street cats in Istanbul is captivating everyone from mainstream audiences to Thrillist to the nominating committee of the Critics Choice awards.  Us too – we programmed it in our Short List section that highlights the year’s standout nonfiction fare.

Screening: Sun Nov 12, 2017, 11:30 AM | SVA Theatre and Mon Nov 13, 2017, 1:30 PM | Cinepolis Chelsea GET TICKETS

In Purrson: director Ceyda Torun

Samantha’s Amazing Acrocats

Leading a successful scrappy cat circus is all Samantha has ever wanted. This incredible tail of working towards your dreams, no matter how outside of the box they may be, will captivate cat people and even those who aren’t will be inspired by her journey. Co-presented by Rooftop Films.

Screening: Fri Nov 10, 2017, 7:15 PM | IFC Center GET TICKETS

In Purrson: Director Jacob Feiring, producer Thomas William Trudeau, editor Armando Croda

Repeat Attenders

Yes, really! In this documentary about musical theater fans, you’ll meet one character who has amassed the world’s largest collection of memorabilia from her favorite show. Which one? You guessed it… Cats.  Bonus points: the short screening before Repeat Attenders is called… wait for it… Catskills!

Screening: Wed Nov 15, 2017, 9:45 PM | Cinepolis Chelsea GET TICKETS

In Purrson: Director Mark Dooley, NYC superfan special guests