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The work of Michael Maglaras & Terri Templeton

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We believe American art and our rich cultural heritage are something everyone should see for themselves. Through essays in film, we tell stories that expand our understanding of our profound and varied cultural heritage and its impact on our everyday lives.

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Civilisation and America

“In Maglaras’s experienced hands, Kenneth Clark’s original treatment of art and its foundational relationship to human striving is dramatically updated with powerful images of a mid-century America in profound societal disarray.” – ARTES Magazine

America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age

“Mesmerizing and wondrous.” – Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

“A brilliant, creative combination of sounds and images… this film is a tour de force.” – ARTES Magazine

Enough to Live on: The Arts of the WPA

“Maglaras and Templeton’s work is comparable to that of the widely acclaimed Ken Burns.” – New Britain Herald

“A wonderful celebration of America, her people, and her possibilities.” – The Blue Paper

The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show

“An excellent analysis of an event that changed the art world.” – Library Journal 

“An eye-opening film.” – Daily Press

O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward

“Magnificent.” – SiriusXM

“A beautiful introduction to Ward and his work…unforgettable.” – Journal of American History

John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!

“The work we see in John Marin: Let the Paint Be Paint! feels alive and fresh, and many viewers will discover Marin for the first time.” – Art New England

Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet

Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet is a beautiful film.” – Georgia Museum of Art

“Elegiac and insightful.” – Naples Daily News

Cleophas and His Own: A North Atlantic Tragedy

“Virtuoso filmmaking in a rare and beautiful hybrid…Cleophas and His Own holds the viewer spellbound from start to finish.” – National Gallery of Art

“Hypnotic…this haunting film illuminates Hartley’s life and work with a nearly Bergman-like gravitas.” – Sacramento Bee

“A penetrating performance of understated intensity. A passionately rendered ode.” – CityBeat

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