The O-town Scene

August 11, 2011

The O-town Scene - Oneonta, NY

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Scene the O-Town Vol. 1, No. 43 102 Chestnut St., P.O. Box 250, Oneonta, NY 13820 (607) 432-1000, ext. 255, EDITOR Cassandra Miller ASSOCIATE MANAGING EDITOR OF THE DAILY STAR Adrienne Wise PUBLISHER Armand Nardi CONTRIBUTORS Josh Baldo, Sam Benedict, Elizabeth Trever Buchinger, Emily Greenberg, Trevor Hayes, EDITOR OF THE DAILY STAR Sam Pollak Terry Ludwig, Jim Koury, Emily Popek, Lisa Ryther, Mark Simonson, Sam Spokony, Jennifer Tighe and Christopher Wilson. ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Sean Lewis The O-Town Scene is published Thursdays by The Daily Star Inc. Free copies are distributed throughout Oneonta, as well as parts of Otsego, Delaware and Schoharie counties. Member of The Associated Press and CNHI News Service EDITOR’S NOTE Cities are wonderful places, with oodles of options for entertainment and culture _ eth- nic food, museums, boutiques, music venues and lots of people, all packed together. While visiting Boston last weekend, I got to experience some of the perks of city life, which included walking everywhere, dining on Vietnamese, Thai and Indian food; club- bing with mobs of 20somethings on a booze cruise in Boston Harbor (without the booze _ drinks were $15); and getting free admission to the Institute of Contemporary Art by using my student ID from Boston University (“Yes, I’m still a student ...,” don’t make eye contact with the museum worker). I also got to see Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” which I’ve been pining for _ Paris, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Picasso and Owen Wilson all in one place. Le sigh. It was charming, and I was happy that I wouldn’t have to wait for it to come out on Netflix, or travel more than an hour from Oneonta to see it in a theater. My friend and I saw it at this old movie house where other indie films were playing, as well as some cult favorites like “Army of Darkness.” My friend said she’d seen the Brit- 2 O-Town Scene Aug. 11, 2011 ish road-trip comedy, “The Trip,” there, and recommended I try to see it. While normally it would be inconceivable to see an independent, foreign film in the One- onta area, I will actually be able to see “The Trip” next weekend in Cooperstown. How is this possible? This is a reality thanks to recently relocated residents Danielle Newell and Brad Westcott, who will bring seven well-reviewed indie releases, and a couple of older films, to the area for the inaugural Cooperstown Film Festival. Screenings will be under the stars at Brew- ery Ommegang, and included in the admis- sion at the Fenimore Art Museum. For a rural area, we have a lot of options for entertainment and culture _ so many that we can’t get every single event into this publication. There are also many people who appreciate having entertainment options. I hope many of them come out to the Cooper- stown Film Festival, not only to see some good films, but also to make such an event success- ful enough to warrant more non-blockbuster screenings in our beautiful hills. — Cassandra Miller Cassandra Miller is the founding editor of the Scene. She can be reached at

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