Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Spring Premiere of Lynd Ward Documentary by 217 Films

217 Films' new documentary on Lynd Ward premieres this spring. Look for "O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward" on these dates:

March 31, 2012
Special Preview Screening
Maine Festival of the Book
USM Abromson Center - Portland, Maine
5:00pm

April 20, 2012
World Premiere
Penn State University Libraries
Foster Auditorium of the Paterno Library -- University Park, Pennsylvania
2:30pm

September 27, 2012
Connecticut Premiere
New Britain Museum of American Art -- New Britain, Connecticut
5:30pm

Lynd Ward is the acknowledged father of the American graphic novel and one of the most prolific graphic artists, book illustrators, and printmakers in the history of American art. A brilliant storyteller and engraver in wood, Ward was also a man with a deep social conscience. His works are a chronicle of American life in the 20th century. "O Brother Man" will feature more than 150 wood engravings, drawings, and illustrations by this important American artist and storyteller.