The Internet Cat Video Film Festival Should Be Interesting
I'm getting to this a wee bit late, but hey: The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has announced plans for the inaugural Internet Cat Video Film Festival, which is... exactly what it sounds like. LOL?
The Aug. 30 event will take place as part of the Walker Open Field program; its organizer has elaborated on the details at the program's site:
Walker Open Field welcomes cat lovers (and challenges haters – c’mon, you know who you are) to openly release your cat-video-induced giggles and emotions that are otherwise muffled by computer screens and constrained by cubicles. Rejoice and be free like my favorite triumphant slow-motion kitten playing in the video below. Let’s transform this singular small screen viewing experience into a shared celebration with the larger-than-life projection of these silly clips out on the Open Field.
Not only am I totally down with this, but I recommend everyone attend this year before the scene is overrun with scenesters and marketers and gifting suites flanking bumper-to-bumper traffic in which Harvey Weinstein barks bidding-war instructions to his SUV full of subordinates ("She licks herself! We can release it unrated!" etc. etc.) beneath a smoggy pall of industry anomie. Or, failing that, you can always elect your favorites for inclusion here.
Anyway, about that slo-mo kitty: