Curious Minds Festival // Drunk Feminist Films present Cats



Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Mar 8 8:00 PM


Advanced tickets sold out—buy a Festival pass to get access. A limited number of same day tickets will be available at the box office as of 7:00 p.m.  Rush tickets will also be available 15 minutes before showtime (subject to availability). Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Join Drunk Feminist Films and pop culture critics Sarah Hagi and Amil Niazi for a screening of truly catastrophic proportions. That’s right, we’re watching Cats the only way it should be watched—in a room full of screaming, uncomfortable laughter.

It flopped at the box office. Critics called it “outlandish and sexual and confusing” and “definitely a movie.” So what is it about this new musical adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical that prevents us from looking away? Whether you love it or hate it, Cats has become an unlikely cultural phenomenon, and Drunk Feminist Films are here to show you why. Complete with DFF’s trademark interactive commentary, our hilarious hosts will hold our hands through the Jellicle Ball and guide us through the important, nuanced questions, like: which one of these cats deserves to die? Is Rum Tum Tugger a pickup artist? Why are so many of these cats wearing additional fur coats? Get ready to let go and enter the mesmerizing world of Taylor Swift, tiny hands, and digital fur technology—it’s going to get weird.

Sarah Hagi is a writer whose love of truly awful pop cultural phenomena has earned her a special kind of expertise on the subject. You can find her work in Vogue, GQ, The Globe and Mail, and The New Yorker.

Amil Niazi is a writer and editor on parenting and pop culture.  Her work can be found at VICE, BBC, The Guardian, Hazlitt, Thrillist, Elle and more.

At Drunk Feminist Films, we would rather laugh than cry our way through the patriarchy in pop culture. Join our hilarious hosts for a rollicking moviegoing experience, complete with a feminist shout-along game that breaks down everything we love, loathe and find problematic in Hollywood movies.

Additional Information

Accessibility //

 This title will be presented with special captions for the deaf or hard of hearing. 

The cinema has wheelchair-accessible seats, and there is also an accessible washroom.

Please email by February 15th if you need ASL interpretation for the commentary, or require an accessible seat.