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“Cleophas and His Own” returns to Sacramento


Movie Portraying Legendary Painter Marsden Hartley “Cleophas and His Own” Returns to Sacramento

What they’re saying about “Cleophas and His Own”:

“Hypnotic…this haunting film illuminates Hartley’s life and work with a nearly Bergman-like gravitas.” ~ Victoria Dalkey, Sacramento Bee READ THE REVIEW

“Maglaras is mesmerizing as Hartley. ‘Cleophas and His Own’ channels the artist’s passion and suffering-and vision-with remarkable grace and drama, heightening our appreciation of the painter, writer, and man.” ~ Carl Little, Art New England

“There’s no film like it.” ~ Prairie Miller, WBAI New York City

Director Michael Maglaras of 217 Films returns to Sacramento to screen “Cleophas and His Own” at the Crocker Art Museum. Art lovers will recall that this film made its west coast premiere in 2006 at the Crest Theatre in conjunction with a gallery talk at the Crocker during its Marsden Hartley retrospective

December 2 — 5:30pm
“Cleophas and His Own”
Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street
Sacramento, California
More info HERE

Director Michael Maglaras, who also plays the role of Marsden Hartley, tells the magnificent story of “Cleophas and His Own” using Hartley’s text in its entirety, preserving the poem’s original thirteen-chapter structure. Twenty-four paintings and drawings by Hartley, as well as flashbacks to his Nova Scotia experience, illuminate the days leading up to and following the great Atlantic hurricane of September 19, 1936 when Hartley lost the young man who had become the great love of his life. This powerful and evocative movie had its world premiere in June 2005 in Hartley’s hometown of Lewiston, Maine, where hundreds of people turned out to see this portrayal of the world-renowned painter. (Not rated / 147 minutes)

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