Closing Film: The Babushkas of Chernobyl
Nov
13
5:30pm 5:30pm

Closing Film: The Babushkas of Chernobyl

The rousing real-life tale of a proudly defiant group of women who have managed to live inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (“The Zone”)—the restricted area monitored by the Russian military after the 1986 nuclear power plant catastrophe where fallout contamination was highest and access tightly controlled—is one of the most resonant and warmly human stories of resilience ever recorded on film.

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All the Time in the World
Nov
13
3:00pm 3:00pm

All the Time in the World

All the Time in the World, presented by filmmaker Suzanne Crocker with Q&A following the screening.

Canadian filmmaker Suzanne Crocker spent nearly a year in a cabin in the wilds of the Yukon outback. She and her family lived off the land with the supplies they portaged from home—but there was no electricity, no internet, no phone, no running water. The aim of this demanding exercise was to restore a fuller sense of reality and familial connection, and Suzanne had the conviction that leaving everything behind was the only way.

Guest speaker information coming soon!

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Indivisible
Nov
13
1:15pm 1:15pm

Indivisible

A candid and compelling chronicle of three immigrant families—undocumented émigrés to the United States whose experiences were recorded over a number of years by director Hilary Linder—focuses on three young adults who were effectively caught in the crosshairs when, as young children, their parents were deported back to their home countries of Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia respectively while they stayed on in America to make their own way.

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Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente)
Nov
13
12:30pm12:30pm

Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente)

Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente), Ciro Guerra, 2015, 125 minutes

Covering a span of three decades in the life of tribal shaman Karamakate, the story develops as two interlocked tales following the diaries of two explorers—German ethnologist Theodor Koch-Grünberg (1872-1924) and American ethno-botanist Richard Evans Schultes (1915-2001), each of them seeking the elusive, allegedly hallucinatory, Yakruna plant.

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Lunch Between Films
Nov
13
12:00pm12:00pm

Lunch Between Films

Lunches will be available between 12 and 1 pm in the Study Center of Fenimore, across from the auditorium. Important: food cannot be consumed outside of the study center. Lunch will also be available at the Café upstairs, and if the weather permits, the Fenimore patio will be accessible (though no furniture).
Each lunch will consist of a ham, turkey, or vegetarian sandwich, a cup of butternut squash soup, and a beverage (choice of soda or water).
$10.00

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Brunch & Discussion w/ Peter Rutkoff, The Language You Cry In
Nov
13
9:30am 9:30am

Brunch & Discussion w/ Peter Rutkoff, The Language You Cry In

Over brunch, watch and discuss this remarkable film, The Language You Cry In, about cultural resiliency and survival against the odds of the Gullah people of the Sea Islands. A distinctive traditional burial song in the Mende language of Sierra Leone had been preserved by a Gullah family in coastal Georgia.

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Rams
Nov
12
9:15pm 9:15pm

Rams

Rams, Grímur Hákonarson, 2015, Iceland, 93 minutes

A quirky, earthy tale of two brothers, Rams tells the story of sibling sheep farmers Gummi and Kiddi, neighbors in rural Iceland who haven’t communicated in decades.

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Lunch Between Films
Nov
12
12:00pm12:00pm

Lunch Between Films

Lunches will be available between 12 and 1 pm in the Study Center of Fenimore, across from the auditorium. Important: food cannot be consumed outside of the study center. Lunch will also be available at the Café upstairs, and if the weather permits, the Fenimore patio will be accessible (though no furniture).
Each lunch will consist of a ham, turkey, or vegetarian sandwich, a cup of butternut squash soup, and a beverage (choice of soda or water).
$10.00
 

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Rango, Family Film
Nov
12
10:00am10:00am

Rango, Family Film

Rango (Johnny Depp) is a chameleon-out-of-water in this comedic western adventure directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy). As a sheltered reptile, Rango’s life is turned upside down when he gets abandoned in the middle of the desert. 

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The Anthropologist
Nov
12
10:00am10:00am

The Anthropologist

The Anthropologist,  presented by filmmaker, Seth Kramer Q&A follows the screening

Close encounters with climate change as experienced in local cultures around the globe, was a topic that intrigued the makers of The Anthropologist. So Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger set out to document the travels of the noted anthropologist Susan Crate, an interdisciplinary scholar who works with indigenous people in Siberia, South America, and the Pacific Islands.

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Heart of a Dog
Nov
11
8:30pm 8:30pm

Heart of a Dog

Laurie Anderson, 2015, 75 minutes

Besides her art and music-making, one of Laurie Anderson’s gifts to the world is her storytelling. In Heart of Dog, she tells stories about her dog Lollabelle—and in the process opens up magical ways of thinking about life, death, danger, friendship, hardship, family, art, music, and, of course, animals. 

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Related Event: Cooperstown Restaurant Weekend, "Coop Eats"
Nov
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Related Event: Cooperstown Restaurant Weekend, "Coop Eats"

Local Restaurants to Offer Prix-Fixe dinner menu in addition to regular menus.

Cooperstown, NY – The Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce will host the inaugural “Coop Eats: Restaurant Weekend” from Thursday, November 10 through Sunday, November 13.  This event will coincide with Cooperstown’s Film Festival, Glimmerglass Film Days, and will serve as a celebration of Cooperstown’s locally owned and operated restaurants while solidifying Cooperstown as a regional gem and destination for food.

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Related Event: Cooperstown Art Association Holiday Show & Sale Opening
Nov
11
5:00pm 5:00pm

Related Event: Cooperstown Art Association Holiday Show & Sale Opening

Shop Locally at the Cooperstown Art Association Galleries. On display through December 23, work in the show is geared toward holiday gift giving and includes cards, ornaments, glass, sculpture, jewelry, apparel, wood work, paintings, prints, stained glass, photos, fiber arts, toys, furniture, pottery and much more! 

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How To Change the World
Nov
11
4:15pm 4:15pm

How To Change the World

Jerry Rothwell, 2015, 112 minutes

Though there were plenty of disbelievers at the time, in September 1971 a small band of protesters set sail for Amchitka Island off Alaska’s coast to rally against the Atomic Energy Commission’s nuclear testing—and voilà, the launch of Greenpeace—ecological activism borrowing tactics from the peace and civil rights movements of the 1960s.

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Friday Forum: Requiem for the American Dream
Nov
11
2:00pm 2:00pm

Friday Forum: Requiem for the American Dream

Discussion with Director Peter D. Hutchison

A collection of interviews extending over four years, this riveting new documentary features celebrated American philosopher, linguist, historian, and activist Noam Chomsky presenting views on global politics, corporate influence, and decline of the so-called American Dream.  

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Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life (Free Screening)
Nov
11
12:00pm12:00pm

Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life (Free Screening)

Free Screening  
Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life, Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1925, 71 minutes

A classic adventure tale from the makers of the original King Kong (1933), Grass movingly documents the nomadic Bakhitari people as they trek across Persia (present-day Iran) in search of land.

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Friday Forum: Saving Mes Aynak
Nov
11
10:00am10:00am

Friday Forum: Saving Mes Aynak

Post-screening discussion led by Hannah Bloch, NPR Digital Editor, former Time correspondent in Afghanistan

One of the world’s most fragile and troubled archeological sites south of Kabul in Afghanistan’s Taliban-threatened Logar Province, Mes Aynak (literal translation “copper source”) holds a striking complex of ancient Buddhist monasteries, fortifications, houses, and carvings, plus an older Bronze Age site beneath the Buddhist.

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OPENING FILM: Miss Sharon Jones!
Nov
10
5:15pm 5:15pm

OPENING FILM: Miss Sharon Jones!

Miss Sharon Jones!, presented by filmmaker Barbara Kopple with Q&A following the screening

Lead singer for the funk and soul band Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, the fabulous Ms. Jones took a long break on the heels of a stage-two pancreatic cancer diagnosis in 2013 to live in Sharon Springs in the house of a friend while commuting to Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown for chemotherapy. Thus begins the epic tale of a dynamic soul survivor, filmed by two-time Oscar-winning cinema-vérité pioneer Barbara Kopple (her 1976 Harlan County USA was voted one of the greatest documentaries of all time).

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