Essays in Film
By Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton
Monday, November 19, 2012
Lynd Ward Documentary Makes New Jersey Premiere
Wednesday, December 5 5:00pm Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University 71 Hamilton Street New Brunswick, New Jersey Filmmaker Michael Maglaras hosts a screening of his documentary “O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward.” The evening also includes a guided tour of “Lynd Ward Draws Stories” and the Zimmerli's annual holiday cookie decorating celebration. Seasonal specials in the Museum Store and complimentary light refreshments are also available. FREE to Rutgers students, faculty, staff, and Zimmerli members (with valid ID). $6 general admission. FMI follow this link.
The Sacramento Beecalled Michael Maglaras a film maker of "Bergman-like gravitas." His films have been described as "virtuoso filmmaking" (National Gallery of Art) "alive and fresh" (Art New England) "elegiac and insightful" (Naples Daily News) "unforgettable" (Journal of American History) and "comparable to that of the widely acclaimed Ken Burns" (New Britain Herald). David Berona, author of Wordless Books, said of O Brother Man "this film is stunning." Judith Regan of Sirius XM called it "magnificent." The Dartmouth's review of The Great Confusion noted "Michael Maglaras brought the drama of the original show back to life." Library Journal called it "an excellent analysis of an event that changed the art world." The Blue Paper called Maglaras's film on the arts of the WPA "a wonderful celebration of America, her people, and her possibilities." Matt Hinrichs wrote "The only thing better than this documentary would be for the WPA itself to come back." Maglaras was recently featured in a full-length interview on Conversations from Penn State on Public Television.