Film Society to begin third season with 'Yesterday'

Film Society of Cooperstown will begin its third season Wednesday, Jan. 15, with “Yesterday,” a 2019 romantic comedy.

Directed by Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “Trainspotting,” “28 Days Later”), it stars Himesh Patel as struggling musician who, after an accident, finds himself the only person who remembers the Fab Four and becomes famous after taking credit for their songs.

The film also stars Lily James and Kate McKinnon, as well as Ed Sheeran, who plays a fictionalized version of himself.

 Longtime rock tour manager John Draper will be the special guest for the opening film. 

The film, which features many of the Beatles’ hits, runs 116 minutes.

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.

All movies in the series will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom at Village Hall at 22 Main St. in Cooperstown. Candy will be provided by Tin Bin Alley.

The remaining 2020 schedule:

Jan. 29: “Angels in the Outfield” (1994), with special guest, Hall of Fame President, Tim Mead.

Feb. 12: “All is Lost” (2013), with special guest, Emmy Award winning costume designer, Van Ramsey.

Feb. 26: “Road to Perdition” (2002), with special guest, textile historian and weaver, Rabbit Goody.

March 11: Noir Double Feature: “The Big Clock” (1948) and “Act of Violence” (1949), with special guest, Libby Cudmore, author of “The Big Rewind.”

March 25: “Bonnie and Clyde” (1967).

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

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