Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

A Street Cat Named Bob

2016, Roger Spottiswoode, UK, 103 min. Luke Treadaway, Bob the Cat, Joanne Froggatt.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jan 20th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jan 20th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 21st 3:00pm
  • Sun, Jan 22nd 3:00pm
  • Mon, Jan 23rd 6:00pm
  • Tue, Jan 24th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Jan 25th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Jan 26th 6:00pm

“A slyly subversive film with a social point…those expecting a feel-good onslaught will discover something more nuanced.” — Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily

“Although the two-legged cast is uniformly terrific, it’s the feline performance — by none other than the real-life Bob the Cat — that steals the show.” — Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times

Based on James Bowen’s internationally best-selling memoir recounting how the stray ginger tabby cat Bob saved his life and became his Internet-star companion, this is a story that delivers the goods in terms of feline performance, but has a heart for humans, too. Bowen (Treadaway), a homeless London street musician and heroin addict, gets one last chance at redemption thanks to his sympathetic addiction counselor Val (Froggatt of "Downton Abbey"), but it’s a timely helping paw that is the key to turning his life around. Bowen’s seedy public housing flat is invaded by the hungry, injured tomcat who quickly decides he’s home. It’s a rocky and emotional road to recovery for both, but Bob, wearing a jaunty little muffler, is soon perched on the musician’s shoulder in the streets of Covent Garden, where his winning personality opens doors. DCP digital. (BS)

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