Award-winning Films in Cooperstown
| November 8, 2019
Glimmerglass Film Days return to Cooperstown with a host of films that have been nominated for awards. We hear from curator Peggy Parsons. “United by the theme, Adaptations, this year’s documentaries, feature films, and shorts tell stories of perseverance, persistence, and plowing ahead. There’s also filmmaker talks, a companion art exhibit, guided walks, and parties and events with plenty of local food and drink!
Photo credit: Glimmerglass Film Days
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ENFIELD, NY (WSKG) - Residents filled the streets to march peacefully through part of Binghamton on Sunday afternoon to protest the treatment and death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. They chanted, "No Justice.
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