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The Case of the Grinning Cat

The Case of the Grinning Cat

The Case of the Grinning Cat

1990 / 1994 / 2004 / 77min / DCP

DIRECTOR: CHRIS MARKER

A beguiling detective story showcasing Marker's signature combination of intellectual rigor and charm, this freewheeling meditation on early 21st century French political life, public art, and celebrity scandals begins with the filmmaker's quest to discover the meaning behind the mysterious graffiti of a grinning yellow cat that began to appear around Paris not long after 9/11. Marker's last completed feature, which finds his marvelous mind as plucky and agile as ever.

The Case of the Grinning Cat is screening with a collection of Marker’s charming shorts dedicated to the mystery and musicality of the animal kingdom, including visits with his beloved cats and owls and an intimate engagement with a bullfight in Okinawa. Shorts featured in The Bestiary are Cat Listening to Music, An Owl is an Owl is an Owl, Zoo Piece, Bullfight in Okinawa, and Slon Tango.

THE CASE OF THE GRINNING CAT
2004 / 77MIN / DCP

CHRIS MARKER’S BESTIARY
1990 / 1994 / 18MIN / DCP

The Case of the Grinning Cat is screening as part of the series In Chris Marker's Studio. Click here for more info.