- Adoption Drive
May 4, 2019
- Film Screening
May 4, 2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019
AnimalKind Adoption Drive: 12pm–2pm
Six cats to be available for adoption at TSL through AnimalKind in Hudson. Every year, AninmalKind rescues over 1,200 animals, places over 1,000 of them in loving homes, and provides over 2,000 spay/neuter surgeries. More information at www.animalkindny.org
“The Cat Rescuers” Documentary Screening at 2:30pm
Followed by Q&A with Filmmaker Steven Lawrence
With over 500,000 streets cats struggling to survive in NYC, and the city unwilling to address the problem, spirited volunteers like Sassee, Claire, Stu and Tara have come to their aid. Their beat is Brooklyn, where the problem has exploded. Combing the borough’s alleys, backyards and housing projects, they trap the cats, get them fixed and returned to their colonies, or adopted. The Cat Rescuers shows the skill, resilience and humor they bring to this challenging but rewarding work, and how their mission to reduce animal suffering, often at great sacrifice to themselves, has changed their lives. 2018. 1h27m.
Steven Lawrence is a producer-director whose documentaries have appeared on PBS, MTV and A&E. He’s produced three films for director Michael Apted including MARRIED IN AMERICA, an ongoing doc about 9 marriages. His other productions, which have often focused on the arts and human rights, include THE FURIOUS FORCE OF RHYMES, a global look at hip-hop as protest music, and SARABAH, about Senegalese rapper Sister Fa’s campaign to end female genital cutting. His work has received an IDA Documentary Achievement award, 3 Cine Golden Eagles, the Special Jury Award from the Locarno Film Festival and the Golden Butterfly from Movies That Matter.