Members-Only Film Screening: STRAY
And a live webinar with Filmmaker Elizabeth Lo (OPEN TO ALL!)

March 5, 2021 4:00 PM    Screening

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Members of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall are invited to a virtual screening of "STRAY," a Critics Choice Documentary Award nominee by breakout filmmaker Elizabeth Lo. 

Members can REGISTER FOR THE SCREENING HERE to gain access to watch between 4:00pm PST Fri. 3/5 – 11:59pm PST Sun. 3/7. 

***Film screenings like these are a benefit of membership with the LA World Affairs Council & Town Hall. If you would like to participate in this screening, please become a member by signing up online, or by contacting Krystsina Shabanava at (213) 328-3181.***

We will also be hosting Filmmaker Elizabeth Lo on Monday, March 8th at 5pm PST in conversation with Kevin Geotz, Founder and CEO of Screen Engine/ASI and LAWACTH Board Member. The live conversation is OPEN TO ALL!


More on STRAY:

Through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life and their own canine culture. Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on solitary adventures through the city at night; Nazar, nurturing and protective, easily befriends the humans around her; while Kartal, a shy puppy living on the outskirts of a construction site, finds refuge with the security guards who care for her. The disparate lives of Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians who share the streets with them. Whether they lead us into bustling streets or decrepit ruins, the gaze of these strays act as windows into the overlooked corners of society: women in loveless marriages, protesters without arms, refugees without sanctuary. The film is a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing.


Elizabeth Lo is an award-winning filmmaker. Her work has been broadcast and showcased internationally, including at the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Hot Docs, True/False,BAMCinemafest,NewYorkTimesOp-Docs,andPBS'POV.Elizabethwasnamed one of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film" by Filmmaker Magazine in 2015 and was featured in the 2015 Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase at Cannes Lion. She was selected for the New York Film Festival Artist Academy in 2018 and the Locarno Film Festival Filmmakers Academy in 2019. Elizabeth's work has played at over 100 film festivals and has won numerous awards. Her short films include Hotel 22 (2015), Bisonhead (2016), Mother’s Day (2017), The Disclosure President (2016), Notes from Buena Vista (2016), Treasure Island (2014), and Last Stop in Santa Rosa (2013). In 2017, her collected shorts were released by Video Project as a DVD, The Short Films of Elizabeth Lo, for distribution to educational institutions and libraries around the world. Elizabeth was born and raised in Hong Kong and holds a B.F.A. from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and an M.F.A. from Stanford University. STRAY is her feature film debut.