HOF president to discuss 'Angels in the Outfield'  

Film Society of Cooperstown’s third season will continue Wednesday, Jan. 29, with “Angels in the Outfield,” and featuring guest Tim Mead, the new president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

In the 1994 family comedy, “Angels in the Outfield,” when a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.

In the 102-minute remake of the 1951 film of the same name, George Knox is the frustrated coach of the Angels, a ragtag team of major-league misfits who are down on their luck. But things begin to look up when 11-year-old Roger, their biggest fan, starts giving Knox some winning tips from a real live angel named Al.

Rated PG, the film stars Danny Glover, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and features an early film appearance by Matthew McConaughey.

Mead was an executive with the Angels before taking over as president of the Hall last summer.  

Supported by the Friends of the Village Library, this season’s Film Society of Cooperstown schedule was curated by Bill Francis, researcher and writer at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and Jeff Katz, former mayor of Cooperstown.

The movie will begin at 7 p.m. at the Ballroom at Village Hall at 22 Main St. Candy will be provided by Tin Bin Alley.

 For more information, go to The Film Society of Cooperstown page on Facebook, email FilmSocietyCooperstown@gmail.com or call Francis at 607-437-6903.

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