Upcoming Screenings

April 24, 2014
5:30pm
"The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show"
Special Encore Screening!
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain, Connecticut

May 5, 2014
7:00pm
"The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show"
Bryn Mawr Film Institute
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

May 11, 2014
2:00pm
"The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show"
Providence Public Library
Providence, Rhode Island

July 16, 2014
6:30pm
"The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show"
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Washington, D.C.

August 2, 2014
3:00pm
"The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show"
National Gallery of Art
Washington, D.C.

Past Screenings

April 11, 2014
6:30pm
"The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show"
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Richmond, Virginia
Purchase tickets at this link.

March 28, 2014
7:00pm
NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE
"O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward"
The Morgan Library and Museum
New York, New York

Two special encore screenings:
January 16, 2014 -- 7:00pm
January 19, 2014 -- 2:00pm
"The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show"
Rochester, New York

January 12, 2014
2:00pm
"The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show"
Rochester Memorial Art Gallery
Rochester, New York

January 10, 2014
6:30pm
"The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show"
Hood Museum
Hanover, New Hampshire

December 11, 2013
7:00pm
"The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show"
Special Fundraiser for Goodwill
Order Tickets HERE
Abromson Center - University of Southern Maine
Portland, Maine

December 7, 2013
1:00pm
"The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show"
Delaware Museum of Art
Wilmington, Delaware

October 20, 2013
"The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show"
Opalka Gallery
1:00pm
Albany, New York


September 26, 2013
WORLD PREMIERE
"The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show"

New Britain Museum of American Art
6:00pm
New Britain, Connecticut


December 5, 2012
NEW JERSEY PREMIERE
"O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward"
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
5:00pm
New Brunswick, New Jersey


December 7, 2012

MINNESOTA PREMIERE
"O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward"

Open Book - Minnesota Center for Book Arts
6:30pm
Minneapolis, Minnesota

November 14, 2012
PRIVATE SCREENING
"O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward"

Wesleyan University
4:30pm
Middletown, Connecticut

November 8, 2012
"O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward"
Penn State Great Valley
7:00pm
Malvern, Pennsylvania

October 25, 2012
VERMONT PREMIERE
"O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward"

Center for Cartoon Studies
3:00pm
White River Junction, Vermont


September 27, 2012
CONNECTICUT PREMIERE
"O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward"

New Britain Museum of American Art
5:30pm
New Britain, Connecticut

September 7, 2012
"O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward"
Centennial Celebration of Woody Guthrie
The State Theatre
12:45pm
University Park, Pennsylvania

May 21, 2012
RHODE ISLAND PREMIERE
"O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward"

Providence Public Library
6:00pm
Providence, Rhode Island

April 20, 2012
WORLD PREMIERE
"O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward"

Penn State University Libraries

Foster Auditorium of the Paterno Library
2:30pm
University Park, Pennsylvania

March 31, 2012
SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING
Maine Festival of the Book
USM Abromson Center
5:00pm
Portland, Maine
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"John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint"

December 11 & 12, 2009
World Premiere
Portland Museum of Art
- Portland, Maine
Video HERE
Photos HERE

March 21, 2010
2:00 pm
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Cape Ann Community Cinema

May 27, 2010
5:30 pm
New Britain, Connecticut
New Britain Museum of American Art
Red carpet event - Connecticut premiere!

June 23, 2010
7:00 pm
Stonington, Maine
Stonington Opera House


July 3, 2010
3:00pm
Washington, DC
National Gallery of Art


August 7, 2010
7:00pm
Winter Harbor, Maine
Schoodic Arts Festival


October 22, 2010

7:00pm
Ellsworth, Maine
The Grand


December 2, 2010
5:30pm
"Cleophas and His Own"
Sacramento, California
Crocker Art Musuem
More info HERE

December 12, 2010
3:00pm
John Greenleaf Whittier's "Snow-Bound"
Performed by Michael Maglaras
Portland, Maine
St. Lawrence Arts Center

July 7, 2011 -- 10:00pm
"John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!"
Broadcast on Maine Public Broadcasting Network


July 28, 2011
7:00pm

"Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet"
Georgia Museum of Art
Athens, Georgia


September 24 and September 25, 2011
2:00pm

"John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!"
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Boca Raton, Florida

Sunday, June 26, 2011

217 Films' "John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!" to air on MPBN TV

Every week the MPBN Community Films series brings viewers independently produced films that showcase diverse people, places and topics of Maine. In July, 217 Films' "John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!" is one of the featured films on the television stations of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

July 7
9:55pm
MPBN - TV
"John Marin: Let the Paint Be Paint!"
This film tells the story of one of the most important artistic figures of the first half of the 20th century, and the undisputed father of American Modernism. Utilizing more than 70 of Marin’s paintings, drawings, and etchings, including those in private collections seldom seen anywhere, filmmaker Michael Maglaras tells the story of Marin's life, from his beginnings in New Jersey, and his early experiments in watercolor, to his days at Cape Split in Down East Maine, where, with his late oils, he established himself as one of the preeminent masters of American art. Written, narrated, and directed by Michael Maglaras of 217 Films. 2009. Not rated. 95 minutes.

To purchase a video visit this link.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

April 10: MPBN Television to air "Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet"

(Marsden Hartley photographed by George Platt Lynes. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Used by permission.)
217 Films' documentary Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet which illuminates the life and work of world-renowned painter Marsden Hartley, will air on the television stations of MPBN on Saturday, April 10 at 11:00am.

This is the first documentary ever made about this American master. It was written, directed, and narrated by Michael Maglaras of 217 Films and filmed entirely in Maine. This documentary will be shown as part of MPBN’s Community Films series which showcases the people, regions and culture of Maine.

Hartley was born in Lewiston and the Bates College Museum of Art is home to the world’s largest collection of Hartley artifacts. Visible Silence includes many pieces from this extensive archive, including drawings and photographs. Read more at this link.

Monday, March 22, 2010

July 3: National Gallery of Art

New screening date added: 217 Films' "John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!" will screen at the National Gallery of Art in Washington on July 3. Filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton will introduce the film. More details coming soon.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Marin and Modernism on Film





Marin and modernism on film
March 18, 2010
Gail McCarthy

A new film about the master of American modern art, John Marin (1870-1953), will have its Massachusetts premiere in Gloucester on Sunday at Cape Ann Community Cinema.

"What we know about modern art, abstractionism, and the direction that art has gone since the 1950s, we know because John Marin was the father of it all," said Michael Maglaras, an independent filmmaker who with Terri Templeton produced the new documentary "John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint."

A 1948 poll by Look magazine, museum directors, curators and artists voted Marin the foremost painter in America, noted Maglaras. The artist has more than 4,000 recorded works, some of which sell for millions of dollars.

Maglaras came to Gloucester last year when he unveiled a film about American artist Marsden Hartley to a packed house. The Marin film debut here is at the start of the national tour. He has presented the new film to two sold-out houses in Portland, Maine.














This is the first full-length documentary about Marin, said Maglaras. "This film tells the story of one of the most important artistic figures of the first half of the 20th century, and the undisputed father of American Modernism."

CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Massachusetts Premiere -- John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!

Don't miss 217 Films' new documentary "John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!" at the Cape Ann Community Cinema in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton will introduce the film and take questions following the screening.

WHAT: "John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!"
2009. Not rated. 110 minutes.


WHEN:
THIS Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 2:00pm

WHERE: Cape Ann Community Cinema
21 Main Street - 2nd Floor
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-309-8448
www.massbayfilmproject.org

TICKETS: $9 Adults / $7.50 Seniors / $6 Members

WHY: "John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!" tells the story of one of the most important artistic figures of the first half of the 20th century, and the undisputed father of American Modernism. Utilizing more than 70 of Marin’s paintings, drawings, and etchings, including those in the private collection of Norma Marin seldom seen anywhere, filmmaker Michael Maglaras tells the story of Marin's life, from his beginnings in New Jersey, and his early experiments in watercolor, to his days at Cape Split in Down East Maine, where, with his late oils, he established himself as one of the preeminent masters of American art. Written, narrated, and directed by Michael Maglaras of 217 Films. Terri Templeton is executive producer.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

217 Films' new John Marin documentary makes Massachusetts Debut

In December, 217 Films’ new documentary “John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!” made its world premiere in two sold out shows at the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine. On March 21, independent filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton will bring this film to the Cape Ann Community Cinema in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Read full press release at this link.

Monday, February 15, 2010

March 21 -- Screening of John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!

Save the date!







217 Films' new documentary John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint! will be shown at the Cape Ann Community Cinema in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton will introduce the film and take questions following the screening.

WHAT: John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!
2009. Not rated. 110 minutes.

WHEN: Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 2:00pm

WHERE: Cape Ann Community Cinema
21 Main Street - 2nd Floor
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-309-8448
www.massbayfilmproject.org

TICKETS: $9 Adults / $7.50 Seniors / $6 Members

WHY: John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint! tells the story of one of the most important artistic figures of the first half of the 20th century, and the undisputed father of American Modernism. Utilizing more than 70 of Marin’s paintings, drawings, and etchings, including those in the private collection of Norma Marin seldom seen anywhere, filmmaker Michael Maglaras tells the story of Marin's life, from his beginnings in New Jersey, and his early experiments in watercolor, to his days at Cape Split in Down East Maine, where, with his late oils, he established himself as one of the preeminent masters of American art. Written, narrated, and directed by Michael Maglaras of 217 Films.