The Geometry of the City of God

In my upcoming film “Ralph Waldo Emerson: Give All to Love” I try to make the case for Emerson’s fearlessness. For Emerson was in fact fearless. He walked away, early in his life, from security, from comfort…in short, from the ministry of Christ.  It seemed inevitable that Emerson would leave the ministry. Oh, the sermonizing […]

Shooting My New Film “Ralph Waldo Emerson: Give All to Love”

I’m making a film about Ralph Waldo Emerson. Yes, that’s the guy you’ve heard of, perhaps know something about. Perhaps you have a distant memory of having to read the essay “Self-Reliance” or, Heaven help you, “Compensation.” You tried, you really did… but then you gave up. “Where the hell is this guy going?” you […]

New documentary on Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882). Mezzotint portrait.

Announcing 217 Films’ New Documentary “Ralph Waldo Emerson: Give All to Love”  ASHFORD, CONNECTICUT (June 9, 2022) – Connecticut-based independent filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of 217 Films announce that their new film project will be a new full-length documentary on America’s greatest philosopher and thinker, Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Ralph Waldo Emerson: Give All to Love” will be their […]