Monday, September 28, 2009

Oct 8 - Halifax Screening: Cleophas and His Own

On Thursday, October 8, 217 Films first film Cleophas and His Own will screen in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the CBC Radio Room. It has been a goal to show this in Nova Scotia and we are very fortunate to work with Will Roberts of the Cultural Product Project to make this goal a reality.

1:00 p.m.
Free lecture by Michael Maglaras about the making of this film.
Location: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia auditorium, 1723 Hollis Street, Halifax. FREE.

6:30 p.m.
Screening of Cleophas and His Own
Location: CBC Radio Room 1599 South Park St., Halifax with a reception to follow. View map at this link. FREE admission.

In 1935-36 the iconic American painter Marsden Hartley lived at Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia. His time there living with a local family was idyllic until tragedy took the lives of those close to him. The experience changed Hartley and ultimately changed the course of American painting through an amazing outpouring of brilliant and new work. This film by Michael Maglaras is based on Hartley's own writing, the narrative he wrote following the tragedy. Mr. Maglaras will introduce the film and take questions following the screening.

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FMI contact Will Roberts at 902-495-8220 or culturalproduct@gmail.com