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Spring Premiere of Lynd Ward Documentary by 217 Films


217 Films’ new documentary on Lynd Ward premieres this spring. Look for “O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward” on these dates:

March 31, 2012
Special Preview Screening
Maine Festival of the Book
USM Abromson Center – Portland, Maine

April 20, 2012
World Premiere
Penn State University Libraries
Foster Auditorium of the Paterno Library — University Park, Pennsylvania

September 27, 2012
Connecticut Premiere
New Britain Museum of American Art — New Britain, Connecticut

Lynd Ward is the acknowledged father of the American graphic novel and one of the most prolific graphic artists, book illustrators, and printmakers in the history of American art. A brilliant storyteller and engraver in wood, Ward was also a man with a deep social conscience. His works are a chronicle of American life in the 20th century. “O Brother Man” will feature more than 150 wood engravings, drawings, and illustrations by this important American artist and storyteller.

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