Hollywood Theater in Dormont
November 13 & 14
7:30 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Move over Morris and Garfield. Grumpy Cat, Lil Bub and Colonel Meow are ready for their 15 minutes (or longer).
From cats playing keyboards and cats taking baths to cats ignoring dogs, it’s clear that cats are winning the Internet. If you can’t get enough of these captivating feline shenanigans, then the 2015 Internet Cat Video Festival is definitely for you. This weekend, the Hollywood Theater is calling all cat people to Dormont for two days packed with all things furry, farcical and feline on the silver screen.
What began in 2012 as an outdoor, summer screening experiment at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (some 10,000 cat lovers showed up!) has become a nationally touring film festival sensation. Dedicated to the 21st-century Internet phenomenon of cat videos, the quirky festival features 70 minutes of feline-centric footage spanning more than 85 cat videos from all around the globe.
For its Pittsburgh’s leg, the two-day, family friendly festival debuts on Friday, November 13th at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by the Hollywood Theater’s resident organist Dale Abraham. Playing the historic Rodgers Organ, Abraham will set the scene entertaining audiences with kitty-inspired tunes.
Representatives from the local nonprofit FosterCat, Inc. will be on hand in the lobby to share resources, sell t-shirts and collect donations. Videos will begin at 8 p.m.
Cat fanatics can also purchase limited-edition festival posters created by Michael Rubino which will be on sale at the concession stand.
The 2015 Internet Cat Video Festival will also be featured during a special matinee screening on Saturday, November 14th at 3 p.m.