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October 3, 2013

Otsego 2000 to sponsor film festival

Glimmerglass Film Days scheduled for November


Sunday Nov. 9, kicks off with a farm-to-table brunch at Templeton Hall, where Glimmerglass Film Days presents Peter Rutkoff, an award-winning teacher and writer. Rutkoff chairs the American Studies program, which he founded at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. A summer resident of Lake Otsego, where he has returned every year since boyhood, Rutkoff will share his fascination with “The Three Faces of Hawkeye,” a riveting look at three film versions of James Fenimore Cooper’s novel, “Last of the Mohicans.” Following his talk at Templeton Hall, Rutkoff will sign copies of “Cooperstown Chronicles,” his short story collection.

Glimmerglass Film Days is organized under the auspices of Otsego 2000. Henry S.F. Cooper Jr. serves as Chairman of the Honorary Board of Glimmerglass Films Days. Cooper is a descendant of James Fenimore Cooper, who called Otsego Lake “Glimmerglass” in his Leatherstocking Tales.

“The feelings my two-times great grandfather developed about nature, that it was something beautiful and worth preserving, as opposed to something dangerous, to be overcome by hard work, the prevailing idea at the time, were woven into his novels,” Cooper said in the media release. “Hence The Leatherstocking Tales, and Otsego Lake, are a major source of American ideas of nature, conservation, and the environment.”

Glimmerglass Film Days passes and tickets can be purchased at Otsego 2000, 101 Main St., Cooperstown, during regular business hours or by calling Otsego 2000 at 547 8881. For more information, visit

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