- Screening Dates: 22nd June, 6pm
- Starring: Luke Treadaway, Joanne Froggatt and Bob the cat As Himself
- Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode
- Running time: 103 mins
- Rating: M -drug use and references
- Language: English
BIOGRAPHICAL DRAMA: Based on the true story of homeless and recovering drug addict, James Bowen [Luke Treadaway] and Bob. This film will have you ‘feline groovy’! The story begins at James’ lowest point. Running low on his luck, he’s given a last chance to turn his life around by his support worker, Val [Joanne Froggatt], who helps him get his own flat to live in. As James attempts to build a life and future for himself by busking in Covent Garden, he struggles to gain any traction as the London crowd passes him by. Whilst in the bath one day, he hears a break-in and finds a ginger cat in his kitchen eating the corn flakes. Over the next few days, he sets out to find the owner but with no luck concludes he must be a stray and its not long till their two lives become entwined. James, in learning to care for something other than himself, starts becoming a responsible person and Bob [as himself] helps him make money busking, in their touching symbiotic relationship. Bob the cat has become London’s version of Tokyo’s Hachiko due to the international success of the book by the same name as the film.
– Best British Film at the UK National Film Awards, March 2017 –