Kati with an I
Kati with an I (2011)

KATI WITH AN I is an intimate documentary portrait of Kati, a teenage girl in Alabama, about to graduate high school. The film captures her moment-by-moment emotional transformation over the course of three tumultuous days that leave her… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 8, 2011
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Something universal and touching emerges about youth and hope, particularly in the clips of a shyly smiling child Kati, and in the intense, passionate love that teen Kati holds for James.

Eric Kohn

Greene's patient, understated portrait renders a universal rite of passage in strangely alluring, poetic terms.

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Christopher Gray
Slant Magazine

In a way, Kati with an I is the Everyone Else of na´ve high school love stories, complete with two extended musical numbers and a suitably ambiguous ending.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

"Kati With an I" transforms one teenager's particular story into a moving portrait of Anygirl, U.S.A.

Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Greene may intend Kati's story as a quiet tragedy, but the native feeling of that's-just-the-way-it-is lethargy ("Only in Alabama can you be a home-school drop-out") is rather convincing.

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David Fear
Time Out

Robert Greene's documentary captures so many wonderfully delicate, private moments in Kati's life that it seems churlish to wish the film said more about what it's actually like to be a young woman today.

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Robert Koehler

Sensitive if somewhat messy.

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