Monday, June 15, 2009

July 11: "Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet" at the National Gallery of Art

Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet, a new documentary by 217 Films which illuminates the life and work of American master Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), will be shown at the National Gallery of Art. This documentary will screen in the East Building Auditorium at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 11. The National Gallery of Art is located on the National Mall between 3rd and 7th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW, in Washington, D.C.

Click HERE to read full press release.

Click HERE for National Gallery of Art listing.

What: Screening of Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet. Discussion with director Michael Maglaras will follow the screening.

When: Saturday, July 11 at 1:00 p.m.

Where: National Gallery of Art – East Building Auditorium

Admission: Free and open to the public

Contact: 202-737-4215

Photo of Hartley: George Platt Lynes, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Used by permission.

Monday, June 8, 2009

First Shoot for John Marin Documentary

Location shooting began today for 217 Films' new documentary "John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!" This shoot was held in the Marin galleries at the Colby College Museum Art. Click HERE for photos from the shoot.

Director Michael Maglaras and executive producer Terri Templeton were joined by director of photography Phil Cormier and crew members Ramsey Tripp (production manager), Jayson Labozo (gaffer), Tom Eichler (Sound), Mike Paneka and Mike Hadley (grips) and Heather Shand (production assistant). Lesley Tracy did hair and makeup for Michael's on-camera appearances. In addition to directing, Michael wrote and narrated this script.

The next shoot is scheduled for mid-August at Marin's summer home in Cape Split, Maine.