New York Premiere of Documentary on the Art of the Gilded Age

A Meet the Filmmaker Event with Michael Maglaras On June 29 at 7:30pm, filmmaker Michael Maglaras returns to The 1891 Fredonia Opera House in Fredonia, New York for the screening of his new film, America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age.  Opera House audiences will remember Michael from his appearance in 2016 with his […]

Hartford Film Premiere — America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age

Independent filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of 217 Films of Ashford, Connecticut will be at The Mark Twain House & Museum for the Hartford premiere of their new film highlighting art from the era that Mark Twain described as “The Gilded Age.” America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age will screen as a special fundraiser at […]

Spring Into the Art of the WPA

This spring, you have two chances to see our film “Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA” and experience the art of the Great Depression on the big screen like you’ve never seen it before. To mark National Historic Preservation Month in May, this film will screen in Greenhills, Ohio.  A tour of […]

Now on DVD — America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age

“America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age” is now available on DVD and can be purchased through Amazon at this link.  Featuring the only known film footage of Mark Twain, who gave “The Gilded Age” its name, “America Rising” tells the story of how, after the Civil War, American art and American artists came into […]

America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age

Director’s Statement By Michael Maglaras View clips from America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age When I begin a film, I generally have a rough idea of how it will begin and how it will end. I’m usually not sure of much else, except the music I will use, since my films are constructed […]

World Premiere Screening: America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age

The Avenue in the Rain, 1917,Childe Hassam. Courtesy of the White House.     I’m delighted to announce that the world premiere screening of “America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age” will be held at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on January 20, 2017. Terri and I had been fielding inquiries for the premiere’s […]

WPA Film to Screen in Fredonia, New York

On September 23, 2016 at 7:30pm the 1891 Fredonia Opera House will screen our film on the arts of the WPA. Life of Action by Carl W. Peters, 1937 Featuring Filmmaker Michael Maglaras General Admission $13, $10 Students Purchase tickets at this link. In May 1935, as part of the great return-to-work effort known as the […]

Film Chronicles WPA Art in Norwalk

Film chronicles WPA art in Norwalk By Silvia Foster-Frau Updated Apr 22, 2016   NORWALK — Eighty-one years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt decided to save his country from the Great Depression by arming it — with artists.And the remnants of that effort can be found in more than 30 murals around Norwalk.“He believed that he had to […]