The work of Michael Maglaras & Terri Templeton

217 Films: Bringing American Art to Life

“There isn’t enough film footage around about our great American visual culture legacy and I am very passionate about learning more about it.  America has been good to me and I feel that I must give back and I do that by telling stories of American Art; citizenship means giving back.”  ~ Michael Maglaras, Filmmaker […]

PBS Station WPSU Features Filmmaker Michael Maglaras

Filmmaker Michael Maglaras of 217 Films was recently interviewed for the award-winning television series “Conversations from Penn State.”    Follow THIS LINK to view the segment on YouTube. Host Patty Satalia spoke with him about how he got into filmmaking, and what inspired his latest film, “O Brother Man:  The Art and Life of Lynd Ward” as well as his new work in […]

New Film on 1913 Armory Show Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 217 Films CONTACT:  Tami Kennedy | 207-838-0816 | [email protected] New film highlights the centenary celebration of the 1913 Armory Show:  The exhibition that changed the face of art in America ASHFORD, CONNECTICUT (November 13, 2012) – Connecticut-based independent film makers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of 217 Films announce that their new film project […]

John Marin Documentary to Screen at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

Date: September 24 and September 25, 2011Time: 2:00pmFilm Screening: “John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!“Location: Boca Raton Museum of ArtBoca Raton, FloridaDirector Michael Maglaras of 217 Films will introduce the film.View a clip at this link. More about the film:“John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!“ tells the story of one of the most […]

John Marin on the Rise

“Marin, you are a mighty fine fellow, but do you know your job as well as those old boys did, and will your stuff last as long?” ~ John Marin, 1936 Terry Teachout writes about why he thinks John Marin so often gets the “John who?” treatment, and notes “Mr. Marin’s stock appears at long […]

July 7: John Marin Documentary by 217 Films to air on MPBN TV

Every week the MPBN Community Films series brings viewers independently produced films that showcase diverse people, places and topics of Maine. In July, 217 Films‘ “John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!“ is one of the featured films on the television stations of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. July 79:55pmMPBN – TV“John Marin: Let the […]

Where John Marin Found His Voice

Don’t miss today’s Maine Sunday Telegram article by Bob Keyes about how American modernist painter John Marin found his voice in Maine. Click HERE to read the story.

Camera-eye View: World Premiere

217 Films had a videographer on hand to document the World Premiere of the new documentary about the life and work of painter John Marin. Follow this link to YouTube to view a camera-eye view of the event, which took place at the Portland Museum of Art, in Portland, Maine. View photos from the premiere […]

Two weeks from today: World premiere of 217 Films’ new John Marin film

Just two weeks from today, the world premiere of 217 Films’ new documentary “John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!” will be held at the Portland Museum of Art. Advance tickets for the Friday, December 11th world premiere and the Saturday, December 12th encore screening are available to purchase on the Portland Museum of Art’s […]

John Marin in Maine

This clip was shot in Addison, Maine near John Marin’s home on Cape Split. Watch below or follow this link to 217 Films’ YouTube channel. Follow this link to view photos from the shoot. This new documentary, John Marin: “Let the Paint be Paint!”, will be shown for the first time on Friday, December 11 […]