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December 22, 2010

Fenimore, Glimmerglass, Hall of Fame to present Cabin Fever Film Series

Fenimore Art Museum, The Glimmerglass Festival and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will present the seventh annual Cabin Fever Film Series at 7 p.m. Fridays in January and February.

This season's series, "Cabin Fever Saves the Day," will feature films, such as "The Incredibles," "The Pink Panther" and "Annie Oakley," that include heroes.

The film screenings are free and open to the public and run Jan. 7 through Feb. 25 at the Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium or the National Baseball Hall of Fame 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 fourth 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.

Film ratings vary. Captions are available for most films for the hearing impaired; audience members may request captions upon admission.The schedule, with a description of the films provided in a media release, is as follows:

Jan. 7: 'Carmen,' a Francesca Zambello production (NR, 2007), 152 minutes, Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium.

"With Anna Caterina Antonacci and Jonas Kaufmann bringing rare intensity to the drama of Carmen and Done José, this new Royal Opera production directed by Glimmerglass Festival Artistic and General Director Francesca Zambello is a darkly passionate reading of one of the world's favorite operas. Under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano, Bizet's irresistible score drives the tragedy forward _powering a landmark staging of a musical masterpiece."

Jan. 14: 'Batteries Not Included' (PG for some violence and language, 1987), 105 minutes, Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium.

"The last five tenants of 817 East 8th Street need a miracle to prevent a real estate developer from tearing down their tenement and destroying everything they own. Late one night, tiny spaceships mysteriously glide through an open window to help their beleaguered friends."

Jan. 21: 'The Incredibles' (PG for violence, 2004), 121 minutes, National Baseball Hall of Fame Grandstand Theater.

"From the wizards at Pixar comes this hilarious adventure of Bob Parr, formerly known as Mr. Incredible, who, along with his family had to be put into the witness protection program. Leaving his life of crime fighting behind, Bob is now a clock-punching insurance adjuster trying to make a life in the 'burbs. When a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island, the whole family must jump back into action for one last mission."

Jan. 28: 'The Pink Panther' (NR, 1964), 115 minutes, Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium.

"The inveterate bungler Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) of the Paris police is the sort of man whose wife is not only two-timing him, but is doing so with the very masterful jewel thief he's been assigned to catch. The inimitable David Niven plays the suave and ultra-sophisticated cat burglar."

Feb. 4: 'Annie Oakley' (NR, 1935), 91 minutes, Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium.

"A highly fictionalized film based on the life of the famous markswoman Annie Oakley, played by Barbara Stanwyck, and the competitor she fell in love with, played by Preston Foster. Follow Annie as she transitions from just a good shot to a fancy shootin' show(wo)man and through the winding road to love."

Feb. 11: 'Lilo & Stitch' (PG for mild action, 2002), 85 minutes, National Baseball Hall of Fame Grandstand Theater.

"A Disney-animated feature set in Hawaii that follows 5-year-old Lilo, a peculiar little girl who loves animals. She encounters Stitch, a notorious alien who has escaped from intergalactic police. Stitch is posing as a dog and Lilo adopts him. Stitch figures he can pose as a normal house pet and the alien police will not be able to find him."

Feb. 18: 'Glory' (R for language and adult content, 1989), 122 minutes, Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium.

"A dramatic account of the American Civil War's first all-black regiment, led by the idealistic and privileged northern white commander Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick), who is fighting not only the enemy, but also convention and prejudice. This stunning drama is based on Shaw's Civil War letters."

Feb. 25: 'Miracle' (PG for language and some rough sports action, 2004), 130 minutes, National Baseball Hall of Fame Grandstand Theater.

"Walt Disney Pictures brings to the screen the amazing story of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, which stunned the heavily favored Soviet squad in the semifinals to advance to the championship game, inspiring the famous questions: "Do you believe in miracles?" Kurt Russell stars as Herb Brooks, the team's coach."

The Fenimore Art Museum is on Lake Road, state Route 80, one mile north of the village of Cooperstown. For information, call (888) 547-1450 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is at 25 Main St. in Cooperstown. For more information, visit www.baseballhall.org or call (888) HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 547-7200.

For additional information on the Cabin Fever Film Series, or to confirm the status of a screening in case of inclement weather, call (888) 547-1450, ext. 461.

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