Cabin Fever Film Series: "Madame Butterfly"

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Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton (Cary Grant) is on shore-leave in Japan. Pinkerton spies Cho-Cho San, also known as Butterfly, and immediately falls in lust. A friend counsels Pinkerton that he can "marry" this beautiful Japanese girl, enjoy himself with cultural approval, then sail happily on back to America unshackled, since abandonment equates divorce in Japan. After Pinkerton's ship sails out of port, Butterfly waits patiently for her husband to come home. Three years pass and Pinkerton arrives in Japan with his American bride by his side. He goes to Butterfly to make his apologies and to finally end what Butterfly for three years has cherished in her heart. (Note that the Glimmerglass Festival presents Puccini’s Madame Butterfly this summer.)

Refreshments will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting area organizations. For the seventh year, Augur’s Books is sponsoring a book raffle. Winners receive a copy of a book related to the film being presented. Augur’s Books is located at the corner of Pioneer and Main streets in Cooperstown.

Captions for the hearing impaired are available for most films in the Cabin Fever Film Series; audience members may request captions upon admission.