Open Saturday, November 3, 11-4pm, Sunday November 4, 1-4pm, during Film Days, Friday and Saturday, November 9 &10, 11-4pm, Sunday, November 11, 1-4pm. Also open by appointment, contact the Cooperstown Art Association at 607-547-9777.
This November 8th Henry March Gallery will open RIP DVD: Emerging Millennial Video Art, an exhibit of regional artists’ video media for sale. The gallery, will be open from 10:00am until 4:00pm during each day of the Glimmerglass Film Days festival (November 8th-12th).
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)
This is our traditional, opening night bash and your chance to meet filmmakers, artists, experts in their various fields as Film Days kicks off for another fast paced and engaging weekend.
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.
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.
From a modest veranda, a neon sign blinks “I Pay for Your Story.” In Utica, where the American dream evaporated long ago, Lech Kowalski is paying local people twice the minimum wage just to record their stories on camera.
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.
“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.
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.
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.”
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.
Legendary Grande Dame of French filmmaking Agnès Varda teams up in Faces, Places with the hipster installation artist JR to create one of the most uplifting cinematic expeditions of the year. (The New York Film Critics Circle voted it Best Non-Fiction Film of 2018.)
A low-lying county on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay is the fourth largest of Maryland’s 23 counties by land area, but it is destined to drop to the 14th largest by 2100 — or sooner — as waters rise and erosion worsens.