A man’s family, visiting him at his secluded home, are soon fighting for their lives as the animals he keeps run spectacularly amok. Intended by director Noel Marshall and actress Tippi Hedren (The Birds) to raise awareness of the threats faced by endangered feline species, the movie instead resulted in more than seventy serious injuries to cast and crew members. With the tension between the cast and the untamed animals evident in every single shot, Roar is one of the oddest and most dangerous movies ever made. (1981, 102 min, digital)
“There are few films that are not improved by the presence of a cat.” —Anne Billson, The Telegraph
Sadly, the Internet Cat Video Festival has been retired, but in its place YBCA presents a curated series of films centered around our furry, friendly, frisky, and occasionally fearsome feline friends. Drawing on a wide range of genres, from horror to Japanese animation, we’ll consider the soothing and sometimes otherworldly nature of cats, who maintain their mystery even as they begrudgingly let us love them.
SMART (Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team)
Thu, May 4, 7:30PM
Fri, May 5, 7:30PM
Eye of the Cat
Sat, May 6, 7PM
The Cat Returns
Sun, May 7, 2PM
Thu, May 11, 7:30PM
Thu, May 18, 7:30PM
Sun, May 21, 2PM
The Shadow of the Cat
Thu, May 25, 7:30PM
April and the Extraordinary World
Sun, May 28, 2PM
Harry and Tonto
Thu, June 1, 7:30PM
Cats Don’t Dance
Sun, June 4, 2PM
Regular Admission: $10
Student, Senior, Teacher: $9
Available in advance at our Box Office or by phone: 415-978-2787
Pay What You Can level: Regular admission
Individual level and above: $8
All Access and Curator’s Circle: Free
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YBCA Members enjoy 20% off regular admission to all YBCA presented films, with no ticketing fees.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.
YBCA Programs in 16-17 are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation
Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 16-17: National Endowment for the Arts, Adobe, Abundance Foundation, Gaia Fund, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Lead Image: Courtesy the distributor.