Hamptons Doc Fest and the Southampton Arts Center team up for a family-friendly, fun, outdoor summer screening of a heartwarming film, “Cat Daddies” (90 min., 2021) at the Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, on Sunday, July 17, with the grounds open at 7 p.m., and the film starting at dusk.
The multiple award-winning film directed by Mye Hoang, former executive director of the San Diego Asian Film Festival, is a portrait of eight unique men whose lives have been changed by their love for cats. They include a stunt man, a truck driver, a tech worker, a schoolteacher, an actor/Instagram influencer, a homeless man, and a group of firefighters.
The “Cat Daddies” film has been described as “the cat’s meow!” Some of the cats have even become famous on social media.
A live interview with Ms. Hoang will take place after the screening.
ARF (the Animal Rescue Fund in Wainscot) will also be on site from 7-8 p.m. with their adoption van full of kittens and cats and will collect unopened cat food donations for distribution to those in need, each donor receiving a free bag of popcorn. Bring a beach chair or blanket and a picnic for the outdoor screening.
Said Hamptons Doc Fest founder/executive director Jacqui Lofaro, “Cats rule, as they say. Even ancient Egyptians honored them. The ‘cat daddies’ in the film know this and love them. Come see why, and also check out ARF’s adoption mobile that will be on site before the screening.”
Also an option is a dinner/movie package at Claude’s Restaurant in the Southampton Inn, one block away at 91 Hill Street. It is a $50 package which includes a three-course dinner and the film, excluding alcohol, tax and tip.