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January 3, 2013

Annual Cabin Fever Film Festival to begin Friday

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Cooperstown Crier

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

The film screenings are free and open to the public and run Jan. 4 through Feb. 8 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 area organizations.

For the sixth 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. Augur’s Books is at the corner of Pioneer and Main streets in Cooperstown.

Film ratings vary. Captions for the hearing-impaired are available for most films; audience members may request captions upon admission. For additional information, or to confirm the status of a screening in case of inclement weather, call (888) 547-1450, ext. 453.

The schedule, with film descriptions provided by the organizers, is as follows:

Jan. 4: “The Natural” (PG, 1984), 134 minutes, Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium. 

Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford), a young man whose gift for baseball sets him apart, finds that trouble dogs him, particularly when it comes to women. In time, as an aging rookie, Roy must fight against his past to lead his team to the World Series and win the woman of his dreams.

Jan. 11: “Chicken Run” (G, 2000), 82 minutes, Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium.

In the tradition of “The Great Escape” and “Stalag 17,” comes a story of poultry in motion — “Chicken Run.” The store is set at Tweedy’s Chicken Farm, where any chicken who doesn’t make her egg quota can meet a “fowl” fate. But Rocky, Ginger and their fellow flock are determined to break out before they can be fried, filleted or fricasseed.

Jan. 18: “Toy Story 3” (G, 2010), 103 minutes, National Baseball Hall of Fame Grandstand Theater.

“Toy Story 3” welcomes Woody, Buzz and the whole gang back to the big screen as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in … daycare! 

Jan. 25: “Meeting Venus” (PG-13, 1991), 119 minutes, Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium.

This light-hearted look at life, love, music and the chaotic pursuit of happiness uses the squabbling and petty jealousies that lie behind Opera Europa’s struggle to stage Wagner’s “Tannhauser” as a metaphor for the breaking down of barriers in Europe. 

Feb. 1: “Groundhog Day” (PG, 1993), 103 minutes, Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium.

Self-centered television weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is once again sent to Punxsutawney, Pa., to cover the annual Groundhog Day Festival. Little does he know that he has one day left to live — Feb. 2 — over and over again.

Feb. 8: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (PG, 2001), 152 Minutes, National Baseball Hall of Fame Grandstand Theater.

Harry learns upon his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and has some interesting powers of his own. He leaves a life of disenchantment and despair on an exciting trek to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.