Friday, April 24, 2009

Storyboarding for John Marin: Let the Paint Be Paint

In preparation for filming the new documentary John Marin: Let the Paint Be Paint!, the 217 Films crew spent a spring afternoon storyboarding at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine. View on-location photos of director Michael Maglaras, executive producer Terri Templeton and storyboard artist Jay Piscopo at this link.

The 217 Films crew will return to Colby in early June to beginning filming.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Colby College Museum of Art Screening

Lauren Lessing, Mirken Curator of Education at the Colby College Museum of Art, and Michael Maglaras of 217 Films.
On Thursday, April 23, 2009 the Colby College Museum of Art presented the documentary Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet. Filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of 217 Films were on hand to introduce the film and take questions from the audience following the screening. View photos at this link.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

This Thursday: Visible Silence at Colby College

The Colby College Museum of Art presents the Maine-made documentary "Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet," which illuminates the life and work of American master Marsden Hartley.

Thursday, April 23
7:00 p.m.
Given Auditorium at the Colby College Museum of Art
5600 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, Maine

FREE and open to the public.

"Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet" is the first documentary ever made about this world-renowned painter. It was written, directed, and narrated by Michael Maglaras of 217 Films.

Maglaras will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions following the screening.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Hague: Visible Silence European Premiere Photos

Filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton at The Hague, April 2, 2009.
On April 2, 217 Films documentary Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet made its European premiere. Check out photos HERE. The Decorative and Fine Arts Society of the Hague presented this film at The American School of the Hague.

This film returns to Maine this week with a free screening at the Colby College Museum of Art on Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 pm. Read more about this free screening HERE.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Cape Split, Maine: Location Scout for John Marin Film

Today, the 217 Films crew was on location in Cape Split, Maine storyboarding and blocking shots for 217 Films new documentary: John Marin: Let the Paint Be Paint!. View photo gallery HERE.

Director Michael Maglaras and executive producer Terri Templeton worked with director of photography Phil Cormier, lighting director Jayson Labozo, and storyboard artist Jay Piscopo to establish the shot list for the upcoming shoot at this location.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Colby College Museum of Art presents the Maine-made film "Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet"


WATERVILLE, MAINE (April 10, 2009) -- In celebration of the Alex Katz Foundation's recent gift of six paintings by Marsden Hartley to the Colby College Museum of Art’s collection, the museum will present the Maine-made documentary "Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet," which illuminates the life and work of American master Marsden Hartley. This documentary will screen in Given Auditorium at the Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive in Waterville at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. This screening is free and open to the public.

The six Hartley paintings donated by the Alex Katz Foundation include still lifes and landscapes. These paintings are on view at the museum and join three Hartley’s already in the museum’s permanent collection.

Born in Lewiston, Marsden Hartley (1878-1943) is acknowledged as one of the founders of American modernism. "Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet" is the first documentary ever made about this world-renowned painter. It was written, directed, and narrated by Michael Maglaras of 217 Films. Maglaras will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions following the screening.

Read full press release HERE.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

217 Films Begins Production on John Marin Film

Next week, 217 Films begins production on its new film John Marin: Let the Paint Be Paint. Michael Maglaras, Terri Templeton and the production crew will be in Addison, Maine location scouting, storyboarding, and finalizing the shot list. Shooting begins this spring. Read more about this new film HERE.