Documentary 72 min
Streaming Online: Fri, Mar 5—Thu, Mar 11

“Ah dogs – we love them so much. That’s why we’re delighted to have our virtual Crandell cinema be among the first to introduce scrappy Zeytin (Turkish for Olive), a soul-stirring Istanbul street dog, and her companions as they safely navigate the streets of this mighty metropolis looking for food and some pats. In Turkey, it is against the law to either hurt or rescue a stray, and award-winning documentary filmmaker Elisabeth Lo takes a canine’s eye view of our interspecies interaction. Alert – no dogs are hurt in Stray, so audiences can enjoy without any looming anxiety. A remarkable film.” – Laurence Kardish, FilmColumbia co-artistic director and former senior film curator at MoMA

STIRRING. A howling success.” — Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
“Elizabeth Lo’s sharp-eyed study of Istanbul strays is both the ultimate love letter to dogs and a multifaceted moral inquiry into humanity.” — Tomris Laffly, Variety
directed by
Elizabeth Lo
written by
Elizabeth Lo