A Week of Free Screenings for P22 Urban Wildlife Week in October in LA and New York

Your chance to watch The Cat That Changed America for free during P22 Urban Wildlife Week! Followed by Q&A. Reserve your ticket links below.

Sunday October 15
King Gillette Ranch
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/651722608350483/

Tuesday October 17
Pepperdine University
6:30pm to 8:30 pm

Reserve tickets  https://www.malibucity.org/p22film

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-cat-that-changed-america-film-screening-tickets-38117659947?aff=eac2

Thursday October 19
Topanga Film Institute
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

https://nextdoor.com/events/ca/topanga/free-film-screening-the-cat-that-changed-america-1522024

Thursday October 19th
LA ZOO
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

https://lazoo.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=14

 

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Sunday October 22nd
G2 Festival Loyola Marymount University
1.00pm to 3.00pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-g2-green-earth-film-festival-tickets-32483684575?aff=es2

 

 

NEW YORK SCREENING FOR THE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION FILM FESTIVAL

Monday October 23rd
Cinema Village Theater, Manhattan
5.00pm to 7.00pm

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3045466

 

AND NOVEMBER SCREENINGS IN SANTA CRUZ AND LAGUNA 

November 4th

Rio Theater, Santa Cruz

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-cat-that-changed-america-tickets-38463953721?aff=efbeventtix

November 12th

Laguna Green Belt

http://lagunagreenbelt.org

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Summer 2017 Screening Dates for The Cat That Changed America

Thursday July 13th – Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street, Pasadena, CA  91103 (room capacity 150+) at 7.30pm followed by Q&A. Screening part of the Old Pasadena Summer series.

Saturday July 29th – Matilija Jr. High School, 703 El Paseo Road, Ojai, CA at 4.30pm. Q&A chaired by actor and conservationist Ed Begley Jnr. Call 310 600 5356 to reserve a seat (300 seat capacity)

Saturday August 26th – TLC Chinese Theater, Auditorium 1, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California at 3pm, FREE Screening followed by Panel

RSVP to angiearamayochnc@gmail.com or call 323-793-5150

If your local movie theater, school, community or neighbourhood is interested in sponsoring a screening of the film, get in touch via the website.

 

The Cat That Changed America Eco Tips in Ventura County

After a successful Earth Day screening at Oak Park High School, The Cat That Changed America featured in the Eco Tip environmental column of the Ventura County Star.

“Recently, the Oak Park Unified School District’s Environmental Committee hosted the screening of a documentary showing how reduced use of a particular hazardous material also benefits wildlife. “The Cat That Changed America” includes material powerfully presented by Poison Free Malibu to persuade viewers not to use anti-coagulant poisons for rodent control. Anti-coagulants kill mice and rats through internal bleeding, but poisoned pests take a long time to die. In the meantime, they often become food for wildlife, ranging from mountain lions to birds of prey, spreading the poison up the food chain.”

http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/conejo-valley/2017/04/22/eco-tip-avoiding-use-hazardous-stuff-helps-wildlife/100665622/

If you want to host a screening of this film for your community to raise awareness about the effects of anti coagulant rodenticides and the issues of connectivity facing all wildlife, get in touch via the website.

The Times of London reviews The Cat That Changed America

The star of The Cat That Changed America has much in common with the other A-listers in his adopted city of Los Angeles: the camera loves him, he has fans all over the world and he has mastered the trick of seeming relatable, despite hiding from the public in the Hollywood Hills.

In other respects, though, the mountain lion known as P-22 is an unlikely celebrity. The film, which had its LA premiere this week, tells the story of how it happened. At first P-22 was thought to be no more than an urban myth. Few people believed the scattered reports that a puma was roaming Griffith Park, the island of city-centre wilderness where the Hollywood sign stands. Then in 2012 a biologist captured images of the beast, 6ft 6in long, on a wildlife camera. The following year National Geographic filmed P-22 roaming his territory at night.

He has since been fitted with a GPS collar, which enables scientists to track his movements around the park and occasional sorties into nearby residential areas. Mostly he hunts wildlife on the hills and trekking trails but he is particularly partial to the deer in Forest Lawn cemetery, where Buster Keaton, Stan Laurel and Carrie Fisher, among others, are buried.

Last year he became the chief suspect when a koala vanished from Los Angeles zoo on a night when surveillance video and GPS data put him at the scene of the crime, but the city rallied behind him and he was allowed to stay.

Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, California director of the National Wildlife Federation, says that Angelenos see themselves in P-22’s story. He is a migrant in a city of migrants who wandered from the Santa Monica mountains to the park, crossing two busy freeways in the process, only to find himself stranded and cut off from potential mates. “Who can’t relate to being dateless and stuck by traffic?” she says.

Tony Lee, director of the documentary, was beguiled by the romance of P-22’s story. “He’s the poster cat for urban survival.” P-22 now has his own Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tinder accounts — all maintained by Ms Pratt-Bergstrom, who has become so absorbed in the cause that “my husband feels like I’m having an affair”. She carries a giant cardboard cutout of the cat in her car and has a tattoo of his face on her left upper arm. In the film she compares P-22’s pioneer spirit to Neil Armstrong stepping on to the moon. She is trying to raise $50 million for a wildlife bridge across the 101 freeway. She is $47 million short, but optimistic.

LA Premiere of The Cat That Changed America

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The LA Premiere of The Cat That Changed America was on Thursday March 16th at the UCLA James Bridges Theater.  The enthusiastic audience was very interested and energised and there were many laughs and gasps throughout the screening.

The panel was moderated by Laurel Hunt, the founder of the Green Screens Festivals, and afterwards the panelists – Alex Rapaport, Miguel Ordenana, Poison Free Malibu, Kim Lamorie and Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, were awarded a UCLA mug by Graduates Shane Malott and Paul Kurek. Ben Hoyle from the Times of London reviewed the film, saying that P22 has much in common with other A-listers who lives in the Hollywood Hills and that the camera adored him.

Photos Courtesy of Alex and Camille Rapaport and Colin Brown.

 

 

 

 

World Premiere Screening: Santa Barbara International Film Festival

“The Cat that Changed America” has been officially selected to have its world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February.

You can find out  the two screening times below and the full festival programme on the SBIFF website:

Friday February 10th in the Festival Pavilion behind the Lobero Theater, 33 E Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara at 11.00am, Reel Nature Filmmakers Seminar with Tony Lee and Alex Rapaport. FREE to the public

Screenings

Friday February 10th in Fiesta Theater 2, 916 State Street, Santa Barbara at 4.20pm

Saturday February 11th in Fiesta Theater 1, 916 State Street, Santa Barbara  at 1.00pm

Followed by Q&A with Tony Lee, Alex Rapaport, Beth Pratt, Miguel Ordenana and Joel Schulman

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Tickets can be bought via the festival website http://sbiff.org