This program collects highlights from the International Cat Film Festival, a semiannual event that avant-garde filmmaker Pola Chapelle organized from the late 1960s through the ’70s. Her selections ranged from educational films to experimental works to clips from narrative features, and this digest version reflects her diverse tastes. Only a few of the pieces—like the mid-50s educational short about pet care—might be described as cute; more characteristic is The Private Life of a Cat (1944), a 22-minute collaboration between experimental director Alexander Hammid and his then-wife Maya Deren, which regards feline behavior as inherently mysterious. The standout here is Envy, Roberto Rossellini’s contribution to the 1952 omnibus film The Seven Deadly Sins. One of Rossellini’s few outright comedies, it tells the tale of a selfish painter’s much younger wife, who comes to believe her husband cares more for his cat than for her.