217 Films’ 2012 documentary “O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward” will screen at the Grolier Club in New York City on November 19th. Ward is the father of the American graphic novel and one of the most prolific book illustrators and printmakers in the history of American art.
Filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton will be there to introduce the film and take questions following the screening.
The Grolier Club is America’s oldest and largest society for book lovers and graphic arts fans.
David Berona, author of “Wordless Books” has said of “O Brother Man” … “This film is stunning.”
The Sacramento Bee called Michael Maglaras a filmmaker of “Bergman-like gravitas.” His films have been described as “virtuoso filmmaking” (National Gallery of Art) “alive and fresh” (Art New England) and “elegiac and insightful” (Naples Daily News).