Thursday, January 22, 2009

Can you really make a film about a painter?





Free lecture at Montserrat College of Art
Thursday, February 12
11:30 a.m.

"Can you really make a film about a painter? The making of Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet” Presented by filmmaker Michael Maglaras of 217 Films. From research and writing to selecting and shooting images, this lecture gives a behind the scenes look at what goes into making a film about a painter. Maglaras will intersperse clips from the film throughout his presentation.

Montserrat College of Art
23 Essex St., Room 201
Beverly, Massachusetts

Free and open to the public.

FMI:
Shana Dumont
sdumont@montserrat.edu
TEL: 978-867-9604

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Mark Bessire - Visible Silence Partner

In his role as director of the Bates College Museum of Art, Mark Bessire was an integral partner in collecting and granting permission to 217 Films for important source material used in the documentary Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet. The 217 Films crew offers Mark our hearty congratulations as he assumes his new role as director of the Portland Museum of Art. Visible Silence contains images of many drawings, photos, and artifacts from the extensive Bates collection. The magnificent toy soldier used in this film clip below was owned by Hartley and is part of the Bates collection.
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Meet the Filmmakers -- February 12

Don't miss the February 12 screening of Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet at the Cape Ann Community Cinema in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton will be there to introduce the film and take questions following the screening.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Visible Silence - Naples Daily News

"Sensitive...elegiac...insightful."
~ Donald Miller, Naples Daily News

Don't miss Marsden Hartley: American Modern at the Naples Museum of Art in Naples, Florida. This show ends January 11, 2008. 217 Films documentary Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet has been included as part of the exhibit to give patrons a multi-media experience of Hartley's life and work.
Donald Miller of the Naples Daily News writes (read full article HERE):

Because painter and poet Marsden Hartley was so varied in content, he has been difficult to place in American art. But Naples has a chance to view many of his excellent post-impressionist and abstract works in the exhibition, “Marsden Hartley: American Modern,” at the Jay and Patty Baker Naples Museum of Art through Jan. 11....this exhibition is enriched by “Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet,” a DVD movie that Hartley enthusiast Michael Maglaras directed and narrated on-camera.