CHAT D’OEUVRES, PART DEUX
featuring Miranda July’s THE FUTURE
(check out the flyer here: Cat Fest Flyer!)
Dear fellow cats and cat lovers,
My name is Marcel because of my French heritage but I am a New Yorker tabby cat,
absolutely bilingual as was my beloved adoptive father Petitloup, who created CHAT
D’OEUVRES, the rst NY cat art lm festival, in 2009.
Now, according to his will, I am the new artistic director of CHAT D’OEUVRES – a pun
in French, whereby chef d’oeuvre or masterpiece, is turned into Chat (cat), since many
cats have been the subject of artists’ oeuvres.
is year we will screen a bunch of amazing lms and videos from Europe and the
U.S. that feature our international cat brethren. Jonas Mekas, Anthology’s tremendous
founder and artistic director, will show something special for this event, and Robert
Storr, the Dean of Yale University, will introduce an exceptional document of famous
artists Mondrian, Duchamp, and Calder playing with a ki en…
e program will also include a number of never-released shorts and vigne es.
Acclaimed artists Tracey Emin, Michel Auder, and Rob Wynne, all of whom contributed
to the rst festival, asked me to bring the festival back. I received such enthusiastic
responses from artists and lmmakers that many of them – agnès b, Joan Jonas, Paul-
Armand Ge e, Anne Deleporte, Eleanor Hubbard, etc – have turned their cameras
on their favorite felines and created original lms for this second edition of CHAT
Marcel, artistic director
Les Films du Siamois