WHAT: Screening of 217 Films new documentary:
Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet
Written, narrated, and directed by Michael Maglaras
WHEN: Thursday, February 12, 2009
WHERE: The Cape Ann Community Cinema
267 East Main Street
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
COST: $8.50 Adults $7 Seniors and Students
MORE: Filmmaker Michael Maglaras will introduce the documentary and answer questions following the screening.
DESCRIPTION: Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet features 43 of Hartley’s paintings and drawings as well as many photographs from his early youth to his final years. Drawing heavily from Hartley’s little-known poetical works, this documentary captures the essence of Hartley — long considered one of the most important American painters of the first half of the 20th century. Visible Silence is the first documentary ever made about this Lewiston, Maine-born painter. Hartley spent his life traveling the world in search of remote and forbidding landscapes. A critical period for Hartley was his stay in Gloucester, Massachusetts in the 1930s, where he painted his “Dogtown” series. An entire section of this film is devoted to an important early painting, “Carnival of Autumn,” which is in the permanent collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Art. Also featured is the wonderful late painting “Summer, Sea, Window, Red Curtain” from the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Massachusetts. 2008. Not rated. 58 minutes.