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The Cats of Mirikitani
74-minutes
The filmmaker becomes fascinated by a homeless Japanese-American artist who lives near her New York City apartment. When 9/11 threatens him, she brings him to her home, and embarks on a journey to confront his painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art.

The Cats of Mirikitani

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Feature Film
74-minutes
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Documentary

The Cats of Mirikitani

In the opening scenes, filmmaker Linda Hattendorf becomes fascinated by a homeless, 80-year-old Japanese-American artist named Jimmy Mirikitani, who lives and sleeps in the vicinity of her New York City apartment. But when 9/11 threatens Jimmy’s life and Hattendorf brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy’s painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art, this documentary won the Audience Award at its premiere in the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival and was the top-rated film at the 2007 RMWFF.

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  • 2007
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