Watching cats do adorable stuff on your computer is so passe. Take your kitteh love to the big screen instead at Chat D'oeuvres, a feline-focused mini film fest at Anthology Film Archives this weekend, and prepare for cute overload!
Before going any further: yes, the name is a pun on the French "chef d’oeuvre" (masterpiece), since "many cats have been the subject of artists’ oeuvres." The first Chat D'ouevre was in 2009, and it's back October 14 and 15 due to popular demand. The art-film-heavy fest is split into three programs, featuring "a bunch of amazing films and videos from Europe and the U.S. that feature our international cat brethren," many of which are (sadly) only a few minutes long.
Also on hand to celebrate the feline form: Jonas Mekas, Anthology’s founder and artistic director, who will show "something special" for the event, and Robert Storr, the Dean of Yale University, who will introduce an exceptional document of artists like Mondrian, Duchamp and Calder playing with a kitten. The grand finale is a screening of Miranda July's The Future, which is narrated by an adopted cat. $12 tickets, some of which will benefit the cat rescue and adoption group KittyKind, are available here.