stray trailer

As the trailer for Stray tells us, Turkey has a “no-kill, no-capture policy towards all its stray animals.” Which means there are a lot of strays going about their business – something that was previously covered in the 2016 documentary Kedi. But while Kedi dealt with stray cats, Stray is all about dogs, and what good dogs they are. And as we learn in the trailer, over 100,000 dogs call the streets of Istanbul home. Stray follows three different stray dogs as they go about their daily routine.

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Fewer trailers

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we follow a pack of good boys and girls, check our assumptions, learn a thing or two about race, catch up with Iliza Shlesinger, and appreciate our music teachers.

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