Related Event: Otsego County Conservation Association Get the Kids Out Hike
Nov
12
11:45 AM11:45

Related Event: Otsego County Conservation Association Get the Kids Out Hike

Celebrate the theme of 'passages' on this fun walk along the Susquehanna River from Main to Mill Street. Along the way, we'll explore the natural and human history of the region, search for signs of animal life, and look for evidence of how the land has changed with the passage of time.

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Bagages w/ Migration
Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

Bagages w/ Migration

Bagages opens as a performance, but then turns the spotlight on newly arrived teenage immigrants studying at Paul-Gérin-Lajoie-d'Outremont High School in Montréal.The film offers fresh and open insights into passage, arrival, and assimilation into a strange and foreign environment—in this case, into our neighbor to the north, Canada. In Migration, by artist Yeon Jin Kim the camera is located in a small model train and travels through a desolate world. Although devoid of human presence, we see many different kinds of animals and slowly, as events develop, a possible narrative begins to emerge.

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Good Evening to the People Living in the Camp
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

Good Evening to the People Living in the Camp

Dwelling in Greece, Dutch filmmaker Joost Conijn managed to worm his way through a hole in the fence of a migrant camp guarded by soldiers at a deserted airfield. Then in France, outside the notorious Calais ‘jungle’, he waited in a dark field with some newfound acquaintances for trucks going to England. Conijn boldly lives with and follows the inhabitants of several refugee camps—embracing no agenda or preconceived plan.

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Modified
Nov
11
1:45 PM13:45

Modified

In Modified, filmmaker Aube Giroux and her mother embark on a personal and poignant investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labeled in 64 other countries around the world. Shot over a span of nine years, the film follows the citizen-led movement to label GMO foods.

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Leaning into the Wind
Nov
11
12:00 PM12:00

Leaning into the Wind

A fascinating cinematic journey with the brilliant British land artist Andy Goldsworthy—whose maxim “You can walk along the path, or you can walk through the hedge” conveys his urge to know nature more intimately—reveals his latest artistic interventions with natural phenomena near his home.

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Brunch and Discussion with Peter Rutkoff: The Sixth Side of the Pentagon
Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Brunch and Discussion with Peter Rutkoff: The Sixth Side of the Pentagon

Join us for brunch as Professor Peter Rutkoff (Kenyon College) once again leads a post-screening dialogue following the 28 minute film. A documentary on (arguably) the most important anti-Vietnam war demonstration of the 1960s, is focused on the march to the Pentagon in 1967.

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The Other Side of Hope
Nov
10
5:30 PM17:30

The Other Side of Hope

  • Baseball Hall of Fame, Grandstand Theater (map)
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An exceptional work of humanist cinema—witty and warm, while at the same time gently mocking his own countrymen and delivering some distressing facts about immigration and asylum seekers. Young protagonist Khaled, fleeing Syria, ends up in Helsinki in a shelter with fellow refugees. When his plea for refuge is rejected, Khaled goes on the lam.

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Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
Nov
10
3:30 PM15:30

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf is one of the leading figures in the New Perennial movement, a recent trend in garden design encouraging the planting of  herbaceous perennials and grasses to convey a naturalistic, casual appearance—a philosophy that evokes a more direct link with nature. Filmmaker Tom Piper in person

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All This Can Happen w/ Wilderness
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

All This Can Happen w/ Wilderness

All This Can Happen follows the footsteps of the protagonist as he walks through his entire day—small adventures, reflective moments, and chance encounters. A short cinematic poem, Wilderness is based on the writings of naturalist, author and environmental philosopher John Muir—an ode to wilderness, filmed in the Scottish Highlands.

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Lovers of the Night w/ Rendered Small
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Lovers of the Night w/ Rendered Small

In Lovers of the Night, seven aging monks in a small rural Cistercian monastery in Ireland strive to keep their spiritual life and their fragile community going. Rendered Small reveals delicate structures to an audience that would not otherwise get to see them, while also conveying, in the words of the collectors, what it’s like “to live amongst so many treasures and, as a married couple, with each other’s obsessions.”

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RBG
Nov
9
8:30 PM20:30

RBG

At the age of 85, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, has cemented her status as a widely revered legal mind and cultural icon. A Brooklyn native of humble origins, Ginsburg was one of only nine women in her class at Harvard Law School and eventually made the university’s prestigious Law Review.

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Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

  • Baseball Hall of Fame Grandstand Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“In 1946, my great-grandfather murdered a black man named Bill Spann and got away with it.” So begins Travis Wilkerson’s critically acclaimed documentary, Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?, which takes us on a journey through the American South to uncover the truth behind a horrific incident and the societal mores that allowed it to happen.

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Related Event: Cooperstown Art Association Holiday Member Show
Nov
9
5:00 PM17:00

Related Event: Cooperstown Art Association Holiday Member Show

The Cooperstown Art Association’s Holiday Show & Sale kicks off with a public opening the evening of Friday, November 9th from 5 – 7 pm. The work in the show is geared toward holiday gift giving and includes cards, ornaments, glass, sculpture, jewelry, apparel, woodwork, paintings, prints, stained glass, photos, fiber arts, toys, furniture, pottery and much more. 

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Related Event: Otsego Land Trust Hike: Brookwood Gardens
Nov
9
3:00 PM15:00

Related Event: Otsego Land Trust Hike: Brookwood Gardens

Join Otsego Land Trust volunteer and Brookwood extraordinaire Ed Rowley on a walk and talk through time. On this tour through history, you will stroll along 100-year old Italianate garden beds and explore the charming arts-and-crafts style Garden House as Ed tells the story of Brookwood: from the time of Native American presence, to the founding of Cooperstown, to OLT’s ownership of the site today.

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Friday Forum: 12th and Clairmount
Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

Friday Forum: 12th and Clairmount

Filmmakers Brian Kaufman and Kathy Kieliszewski in person
 
12th and Clairmount powerfully documents the 1967 Detroit riots—by all accounts the fiercest of the civil disturbances that occurred in America during the “long hot summer of ’67.” Using a massive range of archival newsreels, home movies, contemporary photographs, artwork, and interviews recorded on the spot, the film’s director, Brian Kaufman, creates a vivid portrait of a city on the edge of harrowing change.

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Friday Forum: Driving While Black
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Friday Forum: Driving While Black

Drawing on a rich archive of material from the period, along with riveting oral histories and the on-camera insights of scholars, writers, musicians, artists, religious leaders, and ordinary American travelers, the film explores the genre of travel literature aimed at helping black travelers navigate Jim Crow America.

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Opening Night Film: Human Flow
Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

Opening Night Film: Human Flow

The famed Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei shot his footage for Human Flow using iPhones and drones and other accessible technologies, while traveling and shaping this evolving narrative on the vast topic of human migration. Ai Weiwei witnessed the human drama over the course of a year, in camps and open spaces through twenty-three countries—from the Kenyan refugee crisis to encampments in Bangladesh, Turkey, and Afghanistan, to the border between Mexico and the United States. His purpose in undertaking this enormously challenging project was in part to better grasp the complexities of the global refugee situation and to speculate on how mass migration is changing the world. The resulting film is not only powerful, it is constructed as a boldly poetic statement on injustice and impermanence, and on civilization itself. “I was a child refugee, I know how it feels to live in a camp. . . Refugees must be seen to be an essential part of our shared humanity.” (Ai Weiwei, 2017, 140 minutes)

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