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A still shot from the short film "Catnip: Egress to Oblivion?"

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Lawrence native's 'Catnip' nabs honor at Sundance Film Festival

It must take some kind of perfect storm to nab an online people’s choice award at the Sundance Film Festival, Jason Willis surmises. In his case, it was a twister of cats, drugs, classroom films and the Internet. By Sara Shepherd.

Catdance elevates cat videos to Sundance level

Lawrence native's short film among those at festival

Everyone’s favorite Internet meme — the cat video — has hit the big time.

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Trippy catnip documentary nabs spot at Sundance Film Festival

A Lawrence native's 7-minute, 1970s-classroom-documentary-style film — featuring narration of catnip research, pans of newspaper articles about it, psychedelic music and scads of wild-eyed, crazy-acting cats — was selected for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. By Sara Shepherd.


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