Civilisation and America: 217 Films’ New Documentary Coming in 2020

217 Films’ new documentary celebrates the 50th anniversary of the U.S. premiere of the groundbreaking BBC television series Civilisation Connecticut-based independent filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of 217 Films announce the expected 2020 release date of a new film project – their eighth in 12 years and their seventh “essay in film” – highlighting […]

Lord Kenneth Clark’s “Civilisation” Featured in New Documentary by 217 Films

New documentary film celebrates the 50th anniversary of the U.S. premiere of the groundbreaking BBC television series Civilisation ASHFORD, CONNECTICUT (January 28, 2018) – Connecticut-based independent filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of 217 Filmsannounce a new film project – their eighth in 12 years and their seventh “essay in film” – highlighting the impact […]

Winston-Salem Screening of New Film on the Arts of America’s Gilded Age

Director’s Screening of America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded AgeDate: Thursday, December 14, 2017Time: 6:00pm Location:  Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem, North Carolina Tickets: $15 Purchase tickets at this link  View clips from the film at this link America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age tells the story of the painting, […]

Norwalk Community College Movies of the Month

Independent filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of Ashford, Connecticut return to Norwalk Community College to screen their new film project – their seventh in twelve years and their sixth “essay in film” – highlighting works from what Mark Twain described as “The Gilded Age.” The film is titled America Rising: The Arts of the […]

Gilded Age Artists on the Big Screen in Des Moines

On Thursday, September 7th, we’re bringing our new film on the arts of the Gilded Age to the Des Moines Art Center.  This is the third time we’ve been invited to screen our work in Des Moines and we look forward to presenting this film and engaging with the audience. More information about the screening […]

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 […]