Monday, April 9, 2012

World Premiere: O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward

Penn State University Libraries will host the world premiere of 217 Films’ new documentary on Lynd Ward (1905–1985), the father of the American graphic novel and one of the most prolific book illustrators and printmakers in the history of American art, on Friday, April 20, 2:30 p.m., in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park. Full details can be found at this link.

John Greenleaf Whitter: Editor, Politician, Abolitionist, Poet

Coming soon to DVD and electronic download:
John Greenleaf Whittier: Editor, Politician, Abolitionist, Poet.
Narrated and Produced by Philip RĂ©.

View a preview at this link.

217 Records is proud to be a part of this biography which examines the four main callings of Whittier's life and the influences and turning points which led to them. Audio from our CD recording of "Snow-Bound" is used extensively in this piece. Discover more about this CD narrated by Michael Maglaras at this link.

Photos from Preview Screening of New Film on Lynd Ward

Please follow this link to view the complete photo album.
A special preview screening of 217 Films’ new documentary on Lynd Ward, O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward, was held March 31, 2012 in Portland, Maine at the Maine Festival of the Book. Lynd Ward is the father of the American graphic novel and one of the most prolific book illustrators and printmakers in the history of American art.

The screening was introduced by filmmaker Michael Maglaras, with Robin Ward Savage, the artist’s daughter, in attendance.


Photos by Greta Rybus.

Penn State University Libraries will host the world premiere of this film on Friday, April 20, 2:30 p.m., in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park. Full details can be found at this link.

The DVD will also be available this spring. Clips from the film can be viewed at this link.

More at two17films.com.