THE CAT THAT CHANGED AMERICA to Screen in Hollywood
P22 is the most famous mountain lion in the world, living in Griffith Park, right in the heart of Los Angeles. He was born in the Santa Monica Mountains, and crossed two of the busiest freeways in America, the 405 and the 101, before he settled in the park. Yet P22 is now trapped, hemmed in by freeways and the urban sprawl, with little chance of ever finding a mate. Now a new documentary film will explore his plight and the development of the wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon in Los Angeles. Angelenos and local conservationists alike are battling to help P22 and the mountain lions of the Santa Monica Mountains, as they try to raise $50 million dollars, while facing resistance from public ignorance and the spread of rodenticides.
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The documentary feature has also been submitted to the Green Screens Film Festival in UCLA March 2017, the International Environment film Festival FICA in Brazil, the Japan Wildlife Film Festivalin Tokyo, August 2017, the Toronto International Film Festival, Downtown LA Film Festival and the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in September 2017, the American Conservation Film Festival West Virginia, the Environmental Film Festival Melbourne Australia, the London Film Festival and Rotterdam International Film Festival in October 2017, the Hamptons Film Festival, Sondrio Film Festival in Italy, and has been Officially Selected for the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in LA in September and New York City in October 2017.
There are public screenings planned in Ojai, Santa Cruz, Pasadena, Hollywood and Malibu over the summer.
The film has been garnering widespread media attention and written about in the Times of London, The Guardian newspaper, the Santa Barbara Daily News Press, Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Monica Observer, Ecowatch, Purr and Roar, L.A. Times, Los Angeles Daily News, LA Observed, the Topanga Messenger, Malibu Surfside News, the Natural History Network, So Cal Wild and LA's City Watch.
P22 photograph reproduced by permission from Steve Winter/National Geographic Creative