Director’s Statement — The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show

“All Americans live today and on a daily basis with some part of the legacy of the 1913 Armory Show.”  ~ Michael Maglaras, Filmmaker The Great Confusion:  The 1913 Armory Show Director’s Statement by Michael Maglaras If I were to ask you, “What do you think of Modern Art?” or any of the variations of that question, […]

New Film on 1913 Armory Show World Premiere at the New Britain Museum of American Art

Special World Premiere Film EventThe Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show   (2013, 90 min.) View a clip at this link. New Britain Museum of American Art 56 Lexington St. New Britain, Connecticut September 26, 20135:30 p.m. Reception; 6 p.m. Screening$20 AdmissionMeet President Theodore Roosevelt! Roosevelt reprisor Joe Wiegand appears in the film and will mingle […]

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 […]

WPSU Features Interview with Filmmaker Michael Maglaras

Filmmaker Michael Maglaras of 217 Films will appear on the television program  “Conversations from Penn State” on Penn State Public Broadcasting station WPSU on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 8:00pm. In this edition of this award-winning television series, host Patty Satalia speaks with him about his latest film, “O Brother Man:  The Art and Life of […]

Keith Brown Features Frederick Delius “A Village Romeo and Juliet”

Be sure to tune in this Sunday, August 26 from 1:00 – 4:30pm (Eastern US Time) to listen to Keith Brown’s “Sunday Afternoon at the Opera” featuring the works of Frederick Delius on WWUH 91.3 FM in Hartford, Connecticut. You can also listen live online at this link. This will be the eighth time over […]

Lynd Ward Documentary to Screen at Woody Guthrie Centennial

217 Films’ new documentary on Lynd Ward returns to State College for encore screening at Woody Guthrie Centennial: Filmmaker Michael Maglaras and Robin Ward Savage will also present at Penn State’s Woody at 100 Conference On Friday, September 7th, Filmmaker Michael Maglaras returns to State College, Pennsylvania for a special encore screening of “O Brother […]

May 21: Lynd Ward Documentary at the Providence Public Library

A free screening of 217 Films’ documentary “O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward” will be held at Providence Public Library on Monday, May 21 at 6:00 pm in the Providence Public Library’s Auditorium (150 Empire Street, Providence, RI). The screening will be introduced by filmmaker Michael Maglaras with a short discussion […]

World Premiere: O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward

Penn State University Libraries will host the world premiere of 217 Films’ new documentary on Lynd Ward (1905–1985), the father of the American graphic novel and one of the most prolific book illustrators and printmakers in the history of American art, on Friday, April 20, 2:30 p.m., in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park. […]

John Greenleaf Whitter: Editor, Politician, Abolitionist, Poet

Coming soon to DVD and electronic download:John Greenleaf Whittier: Editor, Politician, Abolitionist, Poet. Narrated and Produced by Philip Ré. View a preview at this link. 217 Records is proud to be a part of this biography which examines the four main callings of Whittier’s life and the influences and turning points which led to them. […]

Photos from Preview Screening of New Film on Lynd Ward

Please follow this link to view the complete photo album. A special preview screening of 217 Films’ new documentary on Lynd Ward, O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward, was held March 31, 2012 in Portland, Maine at the Maine Festival of the Book. Lynd Ward is the father of the American […]