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From the cat video festival in Minnesota. The nationally touring festival stops in Ithaca tonight.

Tonight, Cornell Cinema is hosting the “Internet Cat Video Festival” — an off-line celebration of online cat videos.

“The festival is a live event, gathering fellow feline fanatics to watch a curated collection of cat clips—from six second Vine videos to short films and everything in between—in a social environment,” a statement says.

“The show will be introduced by Mistress of Purremonies and Cornell alum Leah Shafer ’94/’99/’08 (Media and Society, Hobart and William Smith Colleges) who has written about the popularity of cat videos on the Internet; her “Cat Videos and the Aesthetics of the Superfurry” is forthcoming in Film Criticism.”

Tickets are $5. The show, perhaps unsurprisingly, is rated G.

Also from the press release:

“The fun-filled evening will also include kitty cat candy, famous kitty cutouts, kitty ears, and all the LOLcats patrons could possibly want.

The Internet Cat Video Festival is produced and curated by the Walker Art Center. Open to all ages with G-PG content. For more info, including parking suggestions, visit or call (607) 255-3522.”

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.