Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Schoodic Arts Festival presents John Marin film


Filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of 217 Films will screen their new Maine-made film “John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint! at the Schoodic Arts Festival in Winter Harbor, Maine on Saturday, August 7 at 7:00pm.

Written, narrated, and directed by Michael Maglaras, this film tells the story of John Marin -- one of the most important artistic figures of the first half of the 20th-century, and one of the undisputed fathers of American Modernism.

“From 1914 until his death in 1953, John Marin captured the visual and spiritual essence of the Maine coast in watercolors and oils that have no peer in American art,” said Maglaras. “At Cape Split, from 1934 until the end of this life, Marin took comfort and inspiration from the beauty and imagery of the coast of Down East Maine.”

This screening marks the third time Maglaras has presented his films in Winter Harbor. His first two films, “Cleophas and His Own” and “Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet,” focused on American Modernist Marsden Hartley, who also painted in the Down East area. Read more HERE.