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Cooperstown Organizations Present Eighth Annual Cabin Fever Film Series, January and February

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.  (December 27, 2011) – Fenimore Art Museum, The Glimmerglass Festival and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum present the eighth annual Cabin Fever Film Series on Fridays in January and February at 7 p.m.

The film screenings are free and open to the public and run January 6 through February 17 at either the Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium or the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Grandstand Theater. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and patrons should use the main entrances at both locations. Refreshments will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting area organizations.

For the fifth year, Augur’s Books is sponsoring a book raffle at each film. Winners will receive a copy of a book related to the film being presented. Augur’s Books is located at the corner of Pioneer and Main streets in Cooperstown.

Please note film ratings vary. Captions are available for most films for the hearing impaired; audience members may request captions upon admission. For additional information on the Cabin Fever Film Series, or to confirm the status of a screening in case of inclement weather, please call the following toll-free number: (888) 547-1450, ext. 453.

January 6: Cool Runnings (PG, 1993)
Running time: 93 minutes
Location: National Baseball Hall of Fame, Grandstand Theater

Cool Runnings goes for the gold with hilarious results. A tale of pride, determination and dignity, this film is based on the true story of four Jamaican athletes going to extremes to compete as Olympic bobsled racers and somehow make their impossible dreams come true.

January 13: The Adventures of Huck Finn (PG, 1993)
Running time: 108 minutes
Location: Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium

Huckleberry Finn, the half-literate son of a drunk, runs away from home and follows the Mississippi River with an escaped slave named Jim. Along the way, the duo encounters adventures with colorful characters like The King and the Duke, two con men who impersonate British visitors in order to swindle two sisters out of their fortune, and Susan Wilks, the spunky 12-year-old girl who gives Huck his first kiss. Jim also re-educates Huck away from the racist views that he has grown up with.

January 20: Bonnie & Clyde (PG, 1967)
Running time: 111 minutes
Location: Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium

Outlaw lovers and celebrated folk-heroes, Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) and Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and their gang rob banks across the Depression-era Southwest leaving a trail of violence and bloodshed in their wake. Hunted by police, Bonnie and Clyde’s crazy blood-bath trail ultimately explodes in a "Greek-tragic" climax. The film features Estelle Parsons as Blanche Barrows; Parsons joins The Glimmerglass Festival this summer as a guest artist.

January 27: The Mighty Ducks (PG for mild language, 1992)
Running time: 100 minutes
Location: National Baseball Hall of Fame, Grandstand Theater

The Mighty Ducks, a pee-wee hockey team composed of clumsy, misfit, street-smart kids who can't skate, can't score, and can't win meet Gordon Bombay, a hotshot lawyer haunted by memories of a hockey-playing childhood. After being charged for drunk driving, the court orders him to coach the misfit peewee hockey team – the worst in the league. After a reluctant start, Gordon gains the respect of the kids and teaches them how to win, gaining a sponsor on the way.  

February 3: Big Fish (PG-13, 2003)
Running time: 125 minutes
Location: Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium

Edward Bloom has always been a teller of tall tales, especially about his own life.  He has created a past for himself that has taken him from a small Alabama town on journeys around the world.  His stories found him encountering giants, blizzards, witches and he even had a run-in with conjoined-twin lounge singers.  Now that he is dying, his estranged son Will just wants to get a glimpse of what his father is really like. 

February 10: The Princess and the Frog (G, 2009)
Running time: 97 minutes
Location: National Baseball Hall of Fame, Grandstand Theater

Set in New Orleans’ French Quarter, this return to hand-drawn animation is a modern twist on a classic tale. A beautiful girl named Tina finds a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again and with a fateful kiss, leads them on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.

February 17: Cry, the Beloved Country (PG-13, 1995)
Running time: 111 minutes
Location: Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium

A Black Zulu Christian pastor (James Earl Jones) arrives in Johannesburg to search for his missing son. The pastor’s neighbor, a white landowner (Richard Harris) must also journey to South Africa to claim the body of his murdered son. The fathers never meet, but are tragically connected because of their sons in this 1940 period drama.

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The Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake – James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass Lake” – in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including: folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; an extensive collection of domestic artifacts; more than 125,000 historical photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprising more than 800 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Founded in 1945, the Fenimore Art Museum is NYSHA’s showcase museum. Visit FenimoreArtMuseum.org.

The 2012 Glimmerglass Festival mainstage productions include Verdi’s Aida, Willson’s The Music Man, Lully’s Armide and Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson’s Lost in the Stars. The productions will run in rotation July 7 through August 25 in the Alice Busch Opera Theater in Cooperstown, New York. The mainstage productions will be supplemented by special performances, concerts and lectures throughout the season. Tickets start at just $26 and all youth tickets (ages 6-18) are $10 when accompanied by an adult. Call (607) 547-2255 or visit www.glimmerglass.org for tickets and additional information.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open seven days a week year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Museum observes regular hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend. From Memorial Day Weekend through the day before Labor Day, the Museum observes summer hours of 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Ticket prices are $19.50 for adults (13 and over), $12 for seniors (65 and over) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations, and $7 for juniors (ages 7-12). Members are always admitted free of charge and there is no charge for children 6 years of age or younger.  For more information, visit our Web site at baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.