CatVideoFest is a thing and it's coming to Detroit — we're not even kitten

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Where were you when “Charlie Schmidt's Keyboard Cat” went viral? The 2007 video ripped from 1984 VHS footage of Fatso the cat (R.I.P.) took the internet by storm, and it was then that “Cat” became an unofficial genre. Celebrating that very genre is the CatVideoFest, which is exactly what it sounds like. Eighty minutes of curated cat video gold, the CatVideoFest not only donates proceeds to animal welfare organizations but also in-purr-trates packed theatres across the country with classic clips, new releases, and exclusive snippets. From Grumpy Cat and Lil BUB to cats many misadventures with kids and felines’ well-documented affection for knocking inanimate objects to the ground, the verdict’s in: cats rule, dogs drool.

CatVideoFest screenings begin at 12:30, 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 and 12:30 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 10 at the Detroit Film Theatre; 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; dia.org; 313-833-7900; Tickets are $7.50-$9.50.


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