Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Providence Public Library to Screen "The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show"

WHAT:  Rhode Island premiere of 217 Films’ The Great Confusion:  The 1913 Armory Show.”

Filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton will be in attendance and introduce the screening. 

WHEN:  Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 2:00pm
           
150 Empire St.
Providence, Rhode Island
TEL:  401-455-8134

Directions and information at this link.  

COST:  Free and open to the public

More About the Film:  The Great Confusion:  The 1913 Armory Show” features works by more than 60 American and European painters and sculptors.  The film probes deeply into the history of how the show was organized; examines the critical efforts of American artists such as Arthur B. Davies, Walter Pach, and Walt Kuhn; and explores the impact that the show had on collectors of art as well as ordinary citizens.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

May 5: 1913 Armory Show Film at Bryn Mawr Film Institute


This photo from Bryn Mawr Institute's Facebook page was taken by Buck Sleuman of Hunt and Release Photography.   
Connecticut-based independent filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of 217 Films will screen their latest film “The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show” at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.  Read the full press release at this link.

(Special note for film lovers:  The grand reopening of this landmark theatre is this Sunday, April 27.  Read all about the amazing work this theatre has done at this link.) 

WHAT:  Pennsylvania premiere of 217 Films’ “The Great Confusion:  The 1913 Armory Show.” The filmmakers will be in attendance and introduce the screening.   

WHEN:  Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:00pm
           
WHERE:  Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 West Lancaster Ave.
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
TEL:  610-527-9898

COST: General Admission: $12.00
Seniors (65+): $9.00
Students with valid I.D./Children Under 18: $8.00
BMFI members: $6.50
Tickets at this link 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Michael Maglaras interviewed on FoxCT Morning Show

Michael Maglaras: Filmmaker Michael Maglaras joined the FoxCT Morning show to talk about his latest documentary "The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show" and the upcoming screening at the New Britain Museum of American Art.

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

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Art is Alive in Richmond, Virginia

Last night, 300 art lovers turned out in Richmond, Virginia for a special James River Film Festival screening of "The Great Confusion:  The 1913 Armory Show" hosted by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.   

The arts are alive and strong in Richmond! We look forward to returning next year to screen "Enough to Live On: The Art of the WPA." If you have never visited this incredible museum, put it on your bucket list. It is not to be missed.

View the photos from the evening on our Facebook page.  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Armory Show Film Returns to the NBMAA

Our new film "The Great Confusion:  The 1913 Armory Show" returns to the New Britain Museum of American Art on Thursday, April 24 at 5:30pm.  Read all about it in The Bristol Press at this link.

Don't miss our screening tomorrow (Friday, April 11) at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  More information at this link.

The full screening schedule for this film can be found at this link.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Screening Dates for "The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show"

Spring and Summer Screening Dates for “The Great Confusion:  The 1913 Armory Show”

The next screening of  217 Films' The Great Confusion:  The1913 Armory Show” will be held Friday, April 11 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia as part of the James River Film Festival.  Tickets can be purchased at this link.  

The full screening schedule for this film can be viewed at this link.  

A recent review of “The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show” in The Dartmouth said that “Michael Maglaras...brought the drama of the original show back to life.” Critic Hobart Cornell stated “The film…is as close to attending the exhibition as one can get.” 


Upcoming screenings include:

April 11, 2014 -- 6:30pm
Richmond, Virginia

April 24, 2014 -- 5:30pm
Special Encore Screening!
New Britain Museum of American Art -- New Britain, Connecticut

May 5, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Bryn Mawr Film Institute -- Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

May 11, 2014 -- 2:00pm
Providence Public Library -- Providence, Rhode Island

July 16, 2014 -- 6:30pm
Smithsonian American Art Museum -- Washington, D.C.

August 2, 2014 -- 3:00pm
National Gallery of Art -- Washington, D.C.

New dates are being added frequently and this film tour will continue through 2014.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

VMFA Blog: Ladies and Gentlemen…The Avant-Garde

"The film is complete with back story, the principal organizers and their efforts, high definition images of 60 works, and is as close to attending the exhibition as one can get." ~ Hobart Cornell, Critic-at-large      

In winter, 1913, The International Exhibition of Modern Art, better known as The Armory Show, opened in New York City.  It was fully loaded with over 1300 modern artworks by more than 300 artists from Europe and America.  Mere style and technique would challenge the sensibilities of the norm and spur a sea change in U.S. art and culture. 
  
On Friday, April 11, at 6:30 pm, VMFA and the James River Film Festival will present the Virginia Premiere of the documentary The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show (2013; 84 min.)....  

Continue reading Hobart Cornell's write up at this link.