Cat-Video Festival in Minneapolis

    Leroy Bergstrom of Maple Plain, Minn. arrives with his cat Maestro before the Walker Art Center's first "Internet Cat Video Film Festival," showcasing the best of cat films on the Internet in Minneapolis Thursday Aug. 30, 2012. The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis held its first-ever online cat video festival, a compilation of silly cat clips that have become an Internet phenomenon, attracting millions of viewers for some of the videos. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

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    It's what art critics have been caterwauling for: the first annual Internet Cat-Video Film Festival, hosted by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, was inaugurated on Thursday with an outdoor showing of videos. 10,000 patrons—and their cats—packed the museum's lawn to see Maru jump into boxes and kittens ride a Roomba. Keyboard Cat predictably won a lifetime achievement award, while Henri, an existentialist cat took home the Golden Kitty.

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