Opening Film: Anthropocene
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Film: Anthropocene

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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, from the award-winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky, follows the decade of research conducted by the Anthropocene Working Group, an international body of scientists dedicated to consolidating evidence that the Holocene Epoch has given way to a distinct new epoch.

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Adaptations: Opening Party and Exhibition
Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

Adaptations: Opening Party and Exhibition

This is our traditional opening night bash and your chance to meet filmmakers, artists, and experts in their various fields as Film Days kicks off for another fast-paced and engaging weekend. This year we are hosting the opening night party in The Smithy Gallery, and the event includes a buffet, one complimentary beverage, and a cash bar.

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Related Event: Filmmaker Forum for High School Students
Nov
8
1:30 PM13:30

Related Event: Filmmaker Forum for High School Students

The Cooperstown High School Cinema Collective and Glimmerglass Film Days will present a forum on what it takes to forge a career in filmmaking. Filmmakers will discuss their work and answer students' questions. Members of the Cooperstown Cinema Collective created the short Utica: A Town That Loves Refugees, which will be screened during the Shorts + Cake program on November 11.  

For high school students only.

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Capernaum
Nov
8
2:30 PM14:30

Capernaum

In Capernaum, Lebanese writer/director Nadine Labaki tells the fictional but all-too-possible tale of Zain (played by amazingly talented 13-year-old Zain Al Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for giving him life.

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Related Event: Otsego Land Trust Hike at Brookwood
Nov
8
3:00 PM15:00

Related Event: Otsego Land Trust Hike at Brookwood

Brookwood Garden, Pat Thorpe.

Brookwood Garden, Pat Thorpe.

Join Otsego Land Trust on a walk and talk through time. As a property, Brookwood Point has worn many hats since the estate was established on Otsego Lake in the 1820s. 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, hearing the story of Brookwood from the time of the Native American presence, to the founding of Cooperstown, to OLT’s ownership of the site today. The tour will begin at the Garden House at 3 pm and should last approximately 90 minutes.

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The Last of the Mohicans with Live Accompaniment
Nov
8
8:30 PM20:30

The Last of the Mohicans with Live Accompaniment

One of the earliest adaptations of The Last of the Mohicans is also a classic of the American cinema from 1920, directed by Clarence Brown and Maurice Tourneur and adapted by Robert Dillon. James Fenimore Cooper’s 1757 best-selling historical novel, set during the French and Indian War, tells the story of two English sisters who encounter danger in the colonial American frontier around their father’s fort.

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One Man Dies a Million Times
Nov
9
12:15 PM12:15

One Man Dies a Million Times

One Man Dies a Million Times is a film about fighting for survival, fighting for the future, and fighting for the things and the people you love—in perhaps an all-too-real future scenario. Billed as “a true story, set in the future,” One Man Dies a Million Times takes place in Leningrad where botanists Alyssa and Maskim must fight to protect the seeds stored at a seed bank from starving Leningrad—and themselves.

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Walking on Water
Nov
9
12:45 PM12:45

Walking on Water

In Walking on Water, director Andrey Paounov follows artist Christo’s first solo project since the passing of his wife and creative partner Jeanne-Claude from preparation to installation and exhibition. "The Floating Piers” involved reimagining Italy’s Lake Iseo using 100,000 square meters of brilliant yellow fabric floating just above the surface of the water, allowing people to walk on water.

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Kifaru
Nov
9
2:45 PM14:45

Kifaru

Filmmaker David Hambridge’s Kifaru documents the life of one of the last male northern white rhinoceroses left in the world, a creature known as “Sudan,” and two young Kenyan recruits who join a group of rangers dedicated to 24/7 care and protection of Sudan.

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While You Live, Shine
Nov
9
3:45 PM15:45

While You Live, Shine

In Paul Duane’s documentary While You Live, Shine, Duane introduces his audiences to the life of Chris King, one of the country's best-known collectors of vintage 78 records and immerses them in one of the oldest forms of Western music using King’s record collection.

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Honeyland
Nov
9
5:30 PM17:30

Honeyland

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Honeyland tells the beautiful and complicated story of Hatidze Muratova, a woman who makes a living cultivating honey using traditional beekeeping methods in the mountains of Macedonia while also caring for her ailing mother Nazife.

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The Hottest August
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

The Hottest August

In The Hottest August, filmmaker Brett Story takes us to New York City in August, 2017, to meet a city reeling not only from the heat of the thick, humid season, but also from the oppressive themes of the daily news: hurricanes, wildfires, a white supremacist march, and a new president.

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What You Gonna Do When the World's On Fire?
Nov
10
2:30 PM14:30

What You Gonna Do When the World's On Fire?

In his most recent work after his unsettling documentary The Other Side, which followed down and out members of Louisiana’s poor white society, Italian-born American director Roberto Minervini tackles a new subject—four of Louisiana’s black communities during the summer of 2017 when police killings of African Americans were common news cycle topics.

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Shoplifters
Nov
10
5:30 PM17:30

Shoplifters

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Grandstand Theater (map)
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Shoplifters, a widely acclaimed film from the great contemporary Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, contrasts the strength of the relationships forged by choice and love, with those maintained by obligation and blood. Kore-eda tells a moving and surprising story about an unconventional, non-biological family in Tokyo who are on the brink of poverty and shoplift to survive.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
Nov
10
7:45 PM19:45

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda follows the creative process of pianist and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto after the typhoon and nuclear meltdown at Fukushima. A prolific composer, Sakamoto’s career has spanned four decades, excelling in disparate genres from techno-pop to film scores.

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Related Event: Otsego County Conservation Association Get the Kids Out Hike
Nov
11
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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Closing Film: The Biggest Little Farm
Nov
11
6:00 PM18:00

Closing Film: The Biggest Little Farm

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Biggest Little Farm documents optimists John and Molly Chester, and their dog Todd, as they trade their cramped Santa Monica apartment for 200 acres of farmland in Moorpark, California. Their dream is to build a traditional farm that coexists with nature—but they head out with no knowledge of farming.

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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

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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?

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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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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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