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

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

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“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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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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Brunch and discussion with Peter Rutkoff: The City
Nov
12
9:30 AM09:30

Brunch and discussion with Peter Rutkoff: The City

Produced in the late 1930s when the industrial cities and towns of America were polluting the atmosphere at an incredible rate, The City, commissioned by the American Institute of Planners, promoted a romantic vision—the building of planned green cities such as Greenbelt, Maryland—and thus tried to encourage an exodus from overcrowded and “evil” cities to peaceful suburbs (following the film’s logic, these should emulate New England towns).

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Dawson City: Frozen Time
Nov
10
8:30 PM20:30

Dawson City: Frozen Time

In the late 1970s hundreds of reels of nitrate film were found buried in the permafrost below a one-time public pool and hockey rink in Dawson City, Yukon, the site of the Klondike Gold Rush. This cultural treasure trove—which included long-missing Hollywood narratives and unique footage of events such as the 1919 World Series—became the source material for artist Bill Morrison’s extraordinary compilation Dawson City: Frozen Time—a riveting journey to a forgotten era that reveals the history of a community through a finely woven tapestry of ephemeral film fragments, historical footnotes and poetic storytelling.

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Friday Forum: Urban Tides
Nov
10
4:00 PM16:00

Friday Forum: Urban Tides

The city of Amsterdam in Holland is famous for urban experimentation and one of its more successful recent projects has been the reclaiming of a polluted ex-shipyard known as De Ceuvel. A group of mostly young people from different walks of life took the initiative—with little financing—to turn this empty and contaminated piece of land into a living work and meeting place.

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Friday Forum: Rosenwald
Nov
10
1:45 PM13:45

Friday Forum: Rosenwald

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Between 1912 and 1932, over 5,000 school houses (known as  Rosenwald  Schools), vocational shops, and teachers’ houses were constructed across fifteen states, and among their more famous alumni were Maya Angelou, Marian Anderson, Gordon Parks, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston. Many of these buildings have been in a state of abandonment or disrepair for a long time, but many others have now been saved through grassroots community efforts to rehabilitate and adaptively reuse them. Filmmaker Aviva Kempner shares her experiences researching the life of Julius Rosenwald  (a son of immigrants) and she discusses the significance of the  Rosenwald  School story in today’s world.

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Friday Freebie: Windshield: A Vanished Vision
Nov
10
12:15 PM12:15

Friday Freebie: Windshield: A Vanished Vision

Not only an account of an iconic house and its eventual demise, Windshield: A Vanished Vision is also a study in family lore and legend told through home-movie footage, interviews, and audio recordings of Elissa Brown’s family members, including her father J. Carter Brown, a prominent museum director and well-known champion of access to the arts for everyone. 

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Friday Forum: One Big Home
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Friday Forum: One Big Home

In recent years on tiny Martha’s Vineyard the number of outsized “trophy” homes has been on the rise, placing in jeopardy, many would argue, the island’s unique historic character. Twelve years in the making, Thomas Bena’s One Big Home is constructed like a journal, a personal mission to try to figure out this trend toward bigger houses.

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Companion Exhibition: On Arrival
Nov
9
to Nov 19

Companion Exhibition: On Arrival

On Arrival: Videos and paintings by Pooh Kaye, paintings by Cara Wood-Ginder. Curated to complement Glimmerglass Film Days 2017 theme of Home by Megan Irving, artist and Sydney Waller, gallerist and is open to the public (with the exception of film screenings in the space) daily 11-4pm, Sunday 1-4pm, Closed on Tuesdays.

Pooh Kaye’s videos are a struggle with the domesticated landscape while her portraits of the forest show something more peaceful, aspirational, and tenderly bonded to the location. Ms. Kaye’s work has recently been profiled in Art in America and Art Forum.

Cara Wood-Ginder’s elegant paintings on wood feature everyday objects, icon-like in their treatment and floating on a black field, anchored by enigmatic markings in each corner of the paintings. Her work is part of notable public and private collections and she showed with OK Harris, New York, NY through 2010.

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Opening Film: Citizen Jane: Battle for the City 
Nov
9
5:15 PM17:15

Opening Film: Citizen Jane: Battle for the City 

Jane Jacobs won a pivotal battle with Robert Moses and, in the process, changed our ways of understanding the nature of urban design and urban living. Her own battleground was her timeworn Greenwich Village neighborhood in the 1950s, a mix of townhouses and tenements on twisting streets that ran contrary to the rigidity of the rest of Manhattan. 

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Opening of Companion Exhibition: On Arrival
Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

Opening of Companion Exhibition: On Arrival

On Arrival: Videos and paintings by Pooh Kaye, paintings by Cara Wood-Ginder. Curated to complement Glimmerglass Film Days 2017 theme of Home by Megan Irving, artist and Sydney Waller, gallerist and is open daily 11-4pm, Sunday 1-4pm, Closed on Tuesdays.

Pooh Kaye’s videos are a struggle with the domesticated landscape while her portraits of the forest show something more peaceful, aspirational, and tenderly bonded to the location. Ms. Kaye’s work has recently been profiled in Art in America and Art Forum.

Cara Wood-Ginder’s elegant paintings on wood feature everyday objects, icon-like in their treatment and floating on a black field, anchored by enigmatic markings in each corner of the paintings. Her work is part of notable public and private collections and she showed with OK Harris, New York, NY through 2010.

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Closing Film: The Babushkas of Chernobyl
Nov
13
5:30 PM17:30

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
3:00 PM15:00

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.

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Brunch & Discussion w/ Peter Rutkoff, The Language You Cry In
Nov
13
9:30 AM09:30

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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OPENING FILM: Miss Sharon Jones!
Nov
10
5:15 PM17:15

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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