The work of Michael Maglaras & Terri Templeton

The Met Features 217 Films’ Portrayal of Marsden Hartley

217 Films is honored to participate in the upcoming exhibition “Marsden Hartley’s Maine” which opens on March15 at The Met Breuer in New York City. Footage from our film “Cleophas and His Own,” which was filmed in Maine, will be featured as part of the exhibition.  Be sure to take in this wonderful retrospective featuring […]

Cleophas And His Own Featured at Emerge Film Festival

Filmmakers Terri Templeton and Michael Maglaras. Last week, we brought “Cleophas and His Own” back to Marsden Hartley’s hometown of Lewiston, Maine as part of the Emerge Film Festival. “Cleophas and His Own” is a poignant feature-length film based on the epic poem of the same name by painter and poet Marsden Hartley.   In […]

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 […]

Emerge Film Festival Features Marsden Harley Film

Lewiston, Maine’s dynamic Emerge Film Festival will take place Thursday, April 9 to Sunday, April 12. This second annual event will kick off with a special 10th anniversary screening of 217 Films‘ 2005 film “Cleophas and His Own.” This film is based on Lewiston-native Marsden Hartley’s epic poem of the same name and made its world premiere in Lewiston […]

Cleophas at the Crocker

Cleophas and His Own will screen at the Crocker Art Museum on Thursday, December 2 at 5:30pm as part of the Museum’s new Thursdays ’til 9 series. Art lovers will recall that this film made its west coast premiere in 2006 at the Crest Theatre in conjunction with a gallery talk at the Crocker during […]

The Films of Michael Maglaras

Buy local! Purchase the films of Michael Maglaras at the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine. Can’t make it to the museum gift shop? You can purchase online from Amazon at the links below: Cleophas and His Own Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!

“Cleophas and His Own” returns to Sacramento

Movie Portraying Legendary Painter Marsden Hartley “Cleophas and His Own” Returns to Sacramento What they’re saying about “Cleophas and His Own”:“Hypnotic…this haunting film illuminates Hartley’s life and work with a nearly Bergman-like gravitas.” ~ Victoria Dalkey, Sacramento Bee READ THE REVIEW “Maglaras is mesmerizing as Hartley. ‘Cleophas and His Own’ channels the artist’s passion and […]

Oct 8: Art Speak and Film Screening “Cleophas and His Own”

Art Speak and Film Screening: Cleophas and His Own When: Thu., Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m. Cleophas and His Own has been adapted into a feature-length film directed by Michael Maglaras and produced by Terri Templeton of 217 Films. Maglaras will also give a lecture at 1pm (hours before the screening) in the Art Gallery of […]

Cleophas and His Own: A Little Background…

It has been four years since Cleophas and His Own first premiered in Marsden Hartley’s hometown of Lewiston, Maine on June 22, 2005. Since that time, this film has toured the United States to critical acclaim. It is with great pleasure that we bring this film to Halifax, Nova Scotia on Thursday, October 8. Read […]

Oct 8 – Halifax Screening: Cleophas and His Own

On Thursday, October 8, 217 Films first film Cleophas and His Own will screen in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the CBC Radio Room. It has been a goal to show this in Nova Scotia and we are very fortunate to work with Will Roberts of the Cultural Product Project to make this goal a reality. […]