WPA Film Returns to Tyler, Texas

Smith County Historical Society, in collaboration with The Live and Kicking Winners Circle of Tyler, Texas will screen “Enough to Live On:  The Arts of the WPA” on Sunday, March 6 at 2:00pm in the Taylor Auditorium of the Tyler Public Library. This is the second time this film has been shown in Tyler.   […]

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 […]

They Get It in Tyler, Texas

By Michael Maglaras In my film “Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA” I make mention of the idea that, 80 years after the launch of the WPA, many communities across America still take particular pride in their surviving works from the WPA era. These works may be in a post office, school, […]

Historic Mural Captures Life During the Great Depression

Sunday, 8 November 2015 – Written by Cory McCoy When the nation was at its lowest point and people were most desperate, the federal government came up with innovative ways to transform cities like Tyler and the lives of those involved. To celebrate their 2015 fundraiser, the Smith County Historical Society will host a special screening […]

New Documentary on the Arts of the WPA Plays in Peoria

“Enough to Live On:The Arts of the WPA”  |  Free Film Screening  Sat, Nov 14  |  5:30 pm Peoria Riverfront Museum – Giant Screen Theater “Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA” celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Works Progress Administration and the Federal Art Project, and highlights artwork, music, writing, and acting, all created […]

New Film on the Arts of the WPA at Providence Public Library

Join director Michael Maglaras and executive producer Terri Templeton  at the Rhode Island premiere!   Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA A Documentary by 217 FilmsFollow this link for all the details. Sunday, November 8, 2015 2:00 PM Cost: Free and Open to All Providence Public Library150 Empire StreetProvidence, Rhode Island

Key West’s The Blue Paper Reviews New Film on WPA Art

“Enough To Live On: The Arts of the WPA…is a lovingly crafted, historically significant work of art in its own right….a wonderful celebration of America, her people and her possibilities.”  ~ Alex Symington, Key West, The Blue Paper   I recently watched a first-rate documentary about Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Crash of ’29 and the […]

“Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA” to screen at the United States Capitol

Under the sponsorship of Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney, excerpts from “Enough to Live On: The Arts of theWPA” will screen at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on October 29, 2015 at 5:00 PM. “We are grateful to Congressman Courtney and Chairman Chu for the […]

WPA Film and Talk at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton, who presented their film, The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in 2014, return to the museum with a new documentary celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Federal Art Project:  Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA.  Launched by the Works Progress […]

Remarkable Photography Process Captures Carl Peters Murals in Rochester

We’re proud to be a part of the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester’s day-long symposium this Sunday with the screening of our our new film “Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA.” This screening is part of the new exhibit Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals.217 […]