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 2016

January & February, 2016
Free; no reservations required

Fenimore Art Museum, The Glimmerglass Festival and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum present the 12th 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 8 through February 12 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 8: Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet (1968, PG)
Running Time: 110 minutes
Location: Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium

Director Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet was touted at the time of its release as something of a "youth trip" movie. This is because Zeffirelli broke the long-standing tradition of casting older players in the title roles. Seventeen-year-old Leonard Whiting plays Romeo, with 15-year-old Olivia Hussey as Juliet. The screening complements the Glimmer Globe Theatre Company’s upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet, to be performed in the Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater on the Fenimore Art Museum’s back lawn, on Wednesday evenings in August.

January 15: Rent (2005, PG-13)
Running Time: 135 minutes
Location: Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium

The revolutionary Broadway musical comes to the big screen. A ragtag group of bohemians are struggling with AIDS, poverty, drugs, illness and just trying to pay the rent in the 525,600 minutes that make up a year. As the title song says, they are “measuring their lives in love.” Composer Jonathan Larson’s musical is based loosely on Puccini’s opera, La bohème, which The Glimmerglass Festival presents in a new production this summer.

January 22: Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007, R)
Running Time: 117 minutes
Location: Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium

Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller comes to the big screen in this adaptation directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Timothy Spall and Alan Rickman. Embittered at having been wrongly imprisoned and determined to seek vengeance against his accusers due to the grim fate that befell his wife and daughter while he was incarcerated, ex-convict Sweeny Todd (Depp) returns to his hometown and opens a modest barber shop. The one thing different about Todd's shop, however, is that no one who walks in for a trim is ever seen again. This summer, The Glimmerglass Festival presents a new production of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd and hosts composer Stephen Sondheim for a special event on the mainstage. The Fenimore Art Museum will present two readings of The String of Pearls, Sweeney Todd’s first appearance in literature, this summer to complement Glimmerglass Festival’s production, and the film’s screening.

January 29: The Way We Were (1973, PG)
Running Time: 118 minutes
Location: Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium 

The House Committee on Un-American Activities' Communist witch hunt in 1947 tears a pair of unlikely lovers apart, as a pregnant Katie Morosky (Barbra Streisand) refuses to keep silent about the jailing of the Hollywood Ten, while a faithless Hubbell Gardiner (Robert Redford) decides to save his career. When the two meet again at the dawn of the '60s, TV hack Hubbell and A-bomb protestor Katie feel the old pull, but they have to decide if it's worth the grief. Although blacklisted writers had returned to Hollywood -- and won Oscars -- by the early 1970s, the HUAC sections of Arthur Laurents's screenplay were still considered dicey, resulting in substantial cuts; Laurents reportedly blamed star Redford for not fighting them hard enough. Regardless of the edits, 1973 audiences went for the well-executed and still politically tinged film, turning The Way We Were into one of the most popular films of 1973. This summer, The Glimmerglass Festival presents Robert Ward’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera The Crucible, which uses Arthur Miller’s chilling dramatization of the Salem witch trials (an allegory for the “Red Scare” of the 1950s) as its basis.

February 5: Rudy (1993, PG)
Running Time: 116 minutes
Location: National Baseball Hall of Fame Grandstand Theater
>Special football-themed Artifact Spotlight at 6:30 p.m.

A young man learns to let nothing stop him from realizing his ambitions in this drama, based on a true story. Ever since he was a little boy, Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin) has dreamed of attending Notre Dame University, and playing on the Fighting Irish football team. However, Rudy's dream doesn't seem very practical; Daniel (Ned Beatty), his father, works in a steel mill and can ill afford to send his son to Notre Dame, while Rudy's grades are not especially impressive, and standing a shade over five feet tall and weighing a little over 100 pounds, Rudy is hardly built for the gridiron. However, with the help of Father Cavanaugh (Robert Prosky), a sympathetic priest, Rudy is admitted to nearby Holy Cross, and in his junior year manages to squeak into Notre Dame as a transfer student. The film follows his struggles and achievements as he follows his dream.

February 12: Minions (2015, PG)
Running Time: 91 Minutes
Location: National Baseball Hall of Fame Grandstand Theater
>Special Minion-themed party at 6:30 p.m. for kids and parents

Despicable Me's minions get their very own spin-off in this film from Universal Pictures. Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda co-direct this animated comedy featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm.