The work of Michael Maglaras & Terri Templeton

Scribbles Reviews “Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA”

“The only thing better than this documentary would be for the WPA itself to come back.” ~ Matt Hinrichs, Scrubbles In the depths of the Great Depression, president Franklin Delano Roosevelt took a bold stance in allocating federal money toward putting artists – artists! – on the U.S. government payroll. The legacy of that ambitious plan, the Works […]

Lynd Ward Film at Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

217 Films’ “O Brother Man: The Art and and Life of Lynd Ward” Makes Columbus Debut at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum Lynd Ward is the father of the American graphic novel and one of the most prolific book illustrators and printmakers in the history of American art.  The Columbus premiere of 217 […]

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. […]