Chatty Catties

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USA | 2015 | 85 minutes | Pablo Valencia

GRAND JURY PRIZE | New American Cinema Award. Meet sassy tabby Leonard and his emotional wreck of an owner, in a world where domesticated cats are able to communicate with people and pass judgment on their all-too-human foibles. Hard-of-hearing actors provide the feline voices in this hilarious black comedy. World Premiere.

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Cat owners often feel like they can communicate with their pets, but imagine if you were able to have full conversations with your feline roommates about life, love, career, and household chores. Would you be able to see eye-to-eye with your fuzzy friend, or would you constantly be at each other’s throats, trading vicious barbs over the quality of that day’s flavor of Friskies or the frequency of litter removal? In this black comedy set in such an alternate world, sassy tabby Leonard (voice of John Autry II) is at odds with human Shelby (Megan Hensley), whose own emotional problems limit her abilities to provide for the most basic of Leonard’s needs. But when she begins a relationship with kindhearted musician Nate (Matthew Grathwol), Leonard sees a brighter future for both him and his owner. To emphasize the film’s themes of communication, every cat onscreen is voiced by a deaf or hard-of-hearing performer, making for a unique cinematic experience and a commentary on the roles not often available to hearing-impaired actors.

Director Biography
Pablo Valencia is an artist and writer living in Los Angeles. His small gauge films have been screened at Chicago 8 Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque and REDCAT. He was an Echo Park Film Center artist-in-residence in 2012.

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  • Director: Pablo Valencia
  • Principal Cast: Megan Hensley, Matthew Grathwol, John Autry II, Julia Holter, Jennie Taylor, Russ Tamblyn
  • Premiere Status: World Premiere
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 85 minutes
  • Producer: Cecilia Curran
  • Screenplay: Pablo Valencia, Dicky Bahto
  • Cinematographers: Jeffrey Schneider
  • Editors: Lee Stobby
  • Music: Adam Di Angelo, Carlo Cerati
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP