WATERVILLE, MAINE (June 1, 2009) – On Monday, June 8 shooting will begin for 217 Films’ new documentary about one of the most important painters of the American experience, John Marin. This shoot will take place at the Colby College Museum of Art. The Museum has two full galleries devoted to Marin and many of the works in this collection will feature prominently in the film.
“John Marin: Let the Paint Be Paint!” will be written, narrated and directed by Michael Maglaras. Terri Templeton is executive producer and Phil Cormier is director of photography.
Scheduled for release in December 2009, this documentary will employ more than 50 paintings, drawings, and etchings by this American master, and will highlight Marin’s development from his early years as he struggled with his own artistic identity as an architect, to his first moments of self-discovery as an etcher and painter in Paris, to his triumphant return to the United States and his position as “America’s Painter.”
The next shoot will take place in August at Marin’s summer home on Cape Split in Addison, Maine, where he produced some of his most outstanding and memorable work.
217 Films’ most recent film “Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet” was installed as part of the Marsden Hartley: American Modern exhibit at the Naples Museum of Art where it was described as “Sensitive…elegiac…insightful” by the Naples Daily News.