The Cats of Mirikitani

Cats of MirikitaniIn the winter of 2001 documentary maker Linda Hattendorf came across homeless artist Jimmy Mirikitani on the streets of Manhattan. Hattendorf became intrigued with Mirikitani and when the twin towers collapsed in 2001 she became concerned about the state of his health and invited him to stay with her in her flat.

The film ‘The Cats of Mirikitani’ explores the life and history of the 80 year old artist through his journey with Linda that ends with his successful reinstatement as an American citizen and his entitlement to Social Security benefits and housing. [Read more…]