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The L.A. Feline Film Festival Will Be Hosted By Celeb Cats Lil Bub And Tara The Hero Cat

A true Caturday awaits (Photo by Chris Goldberg via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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You know how sometimes you go to a concert, and you see people openly weeping because their experience with that artist is just so overwhelming? Well, it kind of sounds like the LA Feline Film Festival on September 21 might be that, but for cat-lovers. The festival is a partnership between Santa Monica pet company Organikat and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, who notably first conceived the idea of doing an all-feline film fest in 2013, and then took that festival on the road. Their tour stop in L.A. at The Echo sold out, with fans lining up around the block for their chance to meet special guest Grumpy Cat.

A press release says that this festival is expecting 10,000 attendees, who are all allowed to bring feline companions on leashes or in carriers. (I'm not sure how that’s going to pan out, but I want to see it.)

From 1 p.m. until 10 p.m., there will be numerous cat videos projected on an 80-foot screen, hosted by celebrity cats Lil Bub and Tara the Hero Cat.

Food trucks and a beer tent will be on hand, so you don't actually need to leave. You can just watch cat videos for nine whole hours. You'll also be able to check out cat vendors, enter a cat costume contest and even adopt a new cat from a local shelter.

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A portion of the proceeds will be given to local cat rescue organizations, including No-Kill Los Angeles and The Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats.

Also, one of the exhibitors at the fest will be Carlos Wong, who, if we're all very lucky, will be opening up a cat cafe in Little Tokyo.

The L.A. Feline Film Festival. Sunday, September 21, 1 - 10 p.m. at Christmas Tree Lane at Exposition Park, Los Angeles. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased here. There's a schedule here.