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Cooperstown Organizations to Celebrate 10th Annual Cabin Fever Film Series

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (December 23, 2013) – Fenimore Art Museum, The Glimmerglass Festival and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum present the 10th 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 3 through February 7 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 the local food bank.

For the seventh 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) 547-1400.

January 3: Girl with a Pearl Earring (PG-13, 2003)
Running Time: 95 minutes
Location: Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium

This is the fictionalized account of how Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer’s most famous painting might have come to be. Griet was a quiet peasant girl working in the home of Vermeer. Her life of drudgery was turned upside down when the painter noticed her milk-white skin set against a personality of stillness and striking poise and felt that she WAS ‘The Girl with a Pearl Earring.’ 

January 10: A Place in the Sun (NR, 1951)
Running Time: 122 minutes
Location: Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium

Montgomery Clift stars as George Eastman, a poor young man determined to win a place in respectable society and the heart of a beautiful socialite (Elizabeth Taylor). Shelley Winters plays the factory girl whose dark secret threatens Eastman’s professional and romantic prospects. This film is based on Theodore Dreiser’s novel An American Tragedy, which also inspired the opera of the same name which will be presented during The Glimmerglass Festival’s 2014 season.

January 17: The Avengers (PG-13, 2012)
Running Time: 143 minutes
Location: National Baseball Hall of Fame Grandstand Theater

When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. That team includes superheroes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and The Hulk.

January 24: Exit Through the Gift Shop (R, 2010)
Running Time: 87 minutes
Location: Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium

Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work, on walls and in interview.

January 31: Madame Butterfly (NR, 1932)
Running Time: 86 minutes
Location: Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium

Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton (Cary Grant) is on shore-leave in Japan. Pinkerton spies Cho-Cho San, also known as Butterfly, and immediately falls in lust. A friend counsels Pinkerton that he can 'marry' this beautiful Japanese girl, enjoy himself with cultural approval, then sail happily on back to America unshackled, since abandonment equates divorce in Japan. When Pinkerton's ship sails out of port, Butterfly waits patiently for her husband to come home. Three years pass, and Pinkerton arrives in Japan with his American bride by his side. He goes to Butterfly to make his apologies and to finally end what Butterfly for three years has cherished in her heart. The Glimmerglass Festival presents Puccini’s Madame Butterfly this summer.

February 7: Mulan (G, 1998)
Running Time: 88 Minutes
Location: National Baseball Hall of Fame Grandstand Theater

Mulan, a high-spirited Chinese girl, learns that her aged father is to be called into service to fight the invading Mongols. Knowing that her father would not survive the rigors of war, Mulan disguises herself as a man and joins the Chinese Army in his place. Unknown to her, her ancestors are aware of her actions and to discourage her, they order a tiny disgraced dragon, Mushu, to join her and force her to abandon her plan. The feisty "guardian" dragon joins the heroine's quest and leads her into a series of comic misadventures.

 

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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 2014 Glimmerglass Festival mainstage productions include Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, Strauss’ Ariadne in Naxos and Tobias Picker’s An American Tragedy. The productions will run in rotation July 11 through August 24 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 youth tickets (ages 6-18) start at $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.