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New Screening Dates for Documentaries by 217 Films

New screening dates have been added for 217 Films‘ documentaries on the arts of the WPA and American illustrator Lynd Ward.  The full schedule can be viewed at this link.  “Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA” was released in 2015 and celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Works Progress Administration and the programs it […]

Susan Dunne Goes Behind the Scenes of New Film on the Arts of the WPA

Susan Dunne of the Hartford Courant takes you behind the scenes of 217 Films’ new documentary on the arts of the WPA.  Read her article at this link. Don’t miss the world premiere of “Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA” this Thursday, May 14th at the New Britain Museum of American Art. […]

Marsden Hartley: You Love His Art. Come Get to Know the Man.

Marsden Hartley, ca. 1941.  Photo by Louise Young.  Ten years ago, filmmaker Michael Maglaras screened his first film, “Cleophas and His Own,” a monumental work 2 hours and 27 minutes long, about the American Modernist master and Lewiston, Maine native, Marsden Hartley. On April 9, “Cleophas and His Own” returns to Lewiston to celebrate the […]

New Lynd Ward Documentary in Production

Follow this link to view the trailer for the forthcoming documentary from 217 Films “O Brother Man: The Life and Work of Lynd Ward.” This new film by Michael Maglaras tells the story of Lynd Ward, the acknowledged father of the American graphic novel and one of the most prolific graphic artists, book illustrators, and […]

Georgia Museum of Art Features 217 Films’ Marsden Hartley Documentary

On July 28, 2011 at 7:00pm“Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet” will screen at the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, Georgia. Director Michael Maglaras will introduce the film. Film Series: Artists’ Biographies“Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet”7:00 – 8:30 pmLocation: M. Smith Griffith Auditorium Using more than 60 of Marsden Hartley’s paintings […]