In the Community

The Glimmerglass Festival works to be an active member of our community. Below are just some of the activities in which we are participating. For more on how Glimmerglass is engaged in the community, click here.

cabin fever film series 2015

January & February, 2015
Free; no reservations required

Fenimore Art Museum, The Glimmerglass Festival and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum present the 11th 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 9 through February 13 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 animal shelter.

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: (607) 547-1492.

January 9: West Side Story (NR, 1961)
Running Time: 151 minutes
Location: Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium

 Romeo and Juliet is updated to the tenements of New York City in this Oscar-winning musical landmark. Retaining all the songs written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim for the original Broadway production, the movie also keeps the much of the original choreography of Jerome Robbins, recreated in some of the most startling and balletic dance sequences ever recorded on film. 

January 16: The Last of the Mohicans (R, 1992)
Running Time: 112 minutes
Location: Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium

The last members of a dying Native American tribe, the Mohicans – Uncas (Eric Schweig), his father Chingachgook (Russell Means), and his adopted half-white brother Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis) – live in peace alongside British colonists. But when the daughters (Madeleine Stowe, Jodhi May) of a British colonel are kidnapped by a traitorous scout, Hawkeye and Uncas must rescue them in the crossfire of a gruesome military conflict of which they wanted no part: the French and Indian War. Based on James Fenimore Cooper’s novelization of true events.

January 23: Frozen (PG, 2013)
Running Time: 108 minutes
Location: National Baseball Hall of Fame Grandstand Theater

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen. Arrive at 6 p.m. for a family-friendly event complete with Frozen-inspired snacks and activities.

January 30: The Wizard of Oz (G, 1939)
Running Time: 101 minutes
Location: Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium 

Kansas girl Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, are whisked by a tornado into the magical land of Oz in this much loved musical adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic novel. Dorothy joins the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion on an adventure down the Yellow Brick Road to persuade the Wizard to help her find her way home. In some ways, the film’s themes parallel those found in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, which The Glimmerglass Festival presents this summer as part of its 2015 season.

February 6: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (G, 1971)
Running Time: 98 minutes
Location: National Baseball Hall of Fame Grandstand Theater

Enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum), who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather (Jack Albertson). Prior to the screening attend a special event with Peter Ostrum, the former child actor who played the role of Charlie Bucket in the 1971 motion picture Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. The Q&A with Peter Ostrum will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the film at approximately 7:30 p.m. Visitors will also have the opportunity to take a photo with Ostrum following the screening.

February 13: Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing (PG-13, 2012)
Running Time: 107 Minutes
Location: Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium

Writer/director Joss Whedon gives William Shakespeare's beloved battle-of-the-sexes comedy a contemporary makeover in this feature adaptation. In the wake of an eventful trip abroad, Claudio and Benedick arrive safely back in their hometown of Messina, where Claudio wastes no time declaring his love for Hero. Alas, when clever Benedick learns that his friend has poured his heart out to the daughter of powerful governor Leonato, he chides his old friend relentlessly over the syrupy assertion while engaging Leonato's outspoken niece Beatrice in a series of spirited debates. Meanwhile, somewhere amidst all of the pointed insults and playful barbs, something that strangely resembles true love seems to blossom between Benedick and Beatrice.