The Alley Cat
First screened in October 2014
Director: Marie Ullrich. Cast: Jenny Strubin, Dana Bernadine, Sandy Gulliver, Mike McNamara, Bryan C. Ordman, Omero Arreola, Nick Cardiff, Twyla Dallman, Ashley-Lauren Elrod, Chyna Sky Gonzalez, Joyce Porter, Amy Rapp, Thomas Riegel, James Lester Rorick, Andrew Thorp. Screenplay: Marie Ullrich.

Twitter Capsule: I enjoy hour-long mini-features but this one felt both overstretched and underdeveloped. Shaky acting, too.

VOR:   Filmmaking is proficient with only meager narrative and emotional hooks in first half. Second half all the more meager, despite clear straining for feeling. Blink and you miss the whole thing.

Photo © 2014 Verrechia Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

Chicago International Film Festival: City & State Prize

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