Soon after 9/11 hit New York City, documentary filmmaker Linda Hattendorf found Jimmy Mirikitani, an elderly Japanese American painter, living on the streets of lower Manhattan. Hattendorf offered Mirikitani shelter in her small apartment, and the two struck up a friendship. In "The Cats of Mirikitani," released in 2006, Hattendorf seeks to learn more about Mirikitani's life, his history, and the inspiration behind his artwork.
Main Street Arts (20 West Main Street, Clifton Springs) will screen "The Cats of Mirikitani" on Thursday, September 17, beginning at 7 p.m. The screening is free. For more information, visit mainstreetartsgallery.com or call 315-462-0210.