The NY Cat Film Festival is an annual celebration of the cats who share our lives, through short films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain, benefiting local animal welfare groups that bring people and pets together. Program features over a dozen shorts, including Art’s Automotive, an animated tale of an orphaned kitten who bonds with an auto repair robot in the future; Akamatsu the Cat, a documentary about life with a paralyzed kitty, Akamatsu, who went on to live 4 vibrant years with the use of a wheelchair; Instagram Cat Mom, a mockumentary about the lengths people might go to for the purrfect photo to post online; Samantha and the Rock Cats, a documentary that follows a woman who travels the country with her cat show; and Beth is Not a Cat, a flight of fancy about Beth who is not a cat, but looks like one. These films are free of physical or verbal abuse toward people or animals. The only tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The programs are designed for adult audiences but can be enjoyed by all members of the family, including mature children.