The work of Michael Maglaras & Terri Templeton

217 Films Releases “America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age”—Brilliantly Conceived


“For the viewer, this film is a tour de force, offering a comprehensive, multi-layered glimpse into many moving parts of an historical period. In a world prone to oversimplification and sound bites, the real story often resides in the details.” ~ Richard Friswell, Artes Magazine

Follow this link to read Artes Magazine’s story about 217 Films‘ new documentary “America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age.”

This film is currently on tour and new screening dates are being added frequently.  The next two chances to see this film and meet the director, Michael Maglaras, and executive producer Terri Templeton are in Hartford, Connecticut and Fredonia, New York.  

June 22 is a special fundraiser for The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford and June 29 this film will screen at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House.  

View the full screening schedule at this link.  

The DVD is also available on Amazon at this link.  

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