Henri, sometimes called the Existentialist Cat, an an internet star. Photo courtesy Will Braden.
Henri, sometimes called the Existentialist Cat, is an an internet star even in the rain. Photo courtesy Will Braden.

Saturday, July 26, 8 p.m.

Keyboard Cat, Maru, Jenga Cat, Grumpy Cat, Shark-Cat – if you use the Internet, you know these names. Chances are, you may even have helped turn these ordinary house cats into Internet celebrities with a swipe of your paw. With so many folks sharing their felines’ funny antics online through video sharing sites like Youtube, a party was inevitable. The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis presents the Internet Cat Video Festival on the Great Lawn of the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno Ave., in Oklahoma City. The screening will take place from 8-10 p.m. Saturday, July 26. The event will be programmed by Will Braden, creator of the Henri Le Chat Noir videos starring Henri (above), the brooding, existential kitty, who makes his observations on the empty meaninglessness of brushings and vet visits. Will Henri himself make an appearance in OKC? Not likely. Braden jokes, “Henri, himself, is too filled with ennui to care about anything as trivial as a cat video festival.” Pfft. Read more at www.walkerart.org/internet-cat-video-festival.

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