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January 10, 2013

Film series to feature 'Chicken Run' on Friday

The ninth annual Cabin Fever Film Series will continues at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, with “Chicken Run.”

The film screenings are free and open to the public and 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 are available for most films; audience members may request captions upon admission. For more information or to confirm the status of a screening in case of inclement weather, call (888) 547-1450, ext. 453.

The remaining schedule includes the following films, with a description provided by organizers:

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. 

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