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The internet was made for cats.
Cat memes abound, but if you’re looking for a more illustrative, cinematic expression of your love for felines, the second annual Cat Film Festival will make a stop at Landmark E Street Cinema from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 10.
The two-hour festival features a meaty melange of short films ranging from two to 26 minutes. And, according to the festival organizers, all films are “free of physical or verbal abuse toward people or animals. The only tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings.” Also, a portion of every ticket benefits Humane Rescue Alliance. But please note that for the most part, cats will be unclothed.
Here are a few of the selections to be shown at the festival, but, like the affections of a cat, the lineup is subject to change.
Little Works of Art takes viewers to the American Museum of the House Cat in Sylva, North Carolina, where Harold “Catman” Sims celebrates cats with more than 10,000 cat-related objects on display.
Dive deep into Japan’s obsession with all things feline in Cat Nation: A Film About Japan’s Crazy Cat Culture.
Samantha and the Rock Cats follows a traveling band of talented cats and their momager on tour.
Learn how one woman spins cat hair into being useful in Mittens from Kittens.
Beth Is Not a Cat, but she’s dressed like one—much to her actual cat’s chagrin.
Guardians of Recoleta travels to the iconic Buenos Aires Recoleta Cemetery to examine what becomes of the colony of cats residing there.