Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Final Shoot for John Marin Documentary

Next week, the final shooting will take place for 217 Films’ new documentary about one of the most important painters of the American experience, John Marin.

This shoot will take place in and around Marin's summer home on Cape Split in Addison, Maine, where he produced some of his most outstanding and memorable work.

“John Marin: Let the Paint Be Paint!” is 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.”