Glimmerglass Film Days
November 9-13, 2017
(Courtesy of event Website)
The theme for the fifth annual Glimmerglass Film Days is “Home.” Filmmakers will take us on a global tour of the places people live: the serene, the spoiled, and the spectacular; the beautiful, the barren, and the bucolic. From the rugged Mongolian steppe to a Mexican cloud forest, from a walled Italian village to the wild bush of New Zealand, from New York City to Kentucky’s Henry County to the beaches of Martha’s Vineyard, we will hear stories of community and conflict, innovation and tradition, generosity and redemption, hope and history.
We’ll meet people joining together to defend a way of life as well as individuals seeking to transform communities. Films follow people along trajectories that compel them (and us) to assess what is community, what is family, what is home.
Glimmerglass Film Days was launched in the same spirit that the launched the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market 25 years ago—to build an event that contributes significantly to local cultural life and attracts both residents and tourists to experience Main Street and the natural, cultural and historic resources in the Otsego Lake region. The mission of Glimmerglass Film Days, curated by the National Gallery of Art’s Peggy Parsons, is to showcase exceptional independent films that explore humanity’s complex relationship with the natural world. Films and discussions explore both the natural and built environments, and include documentaries, classic features, short films and experimental films. In addition, the weekend puts an emphasis on exploring the Otsego region, with an emphasis on local foods and local brews and spirits.