Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Lynd Ward Documentary at the New Britain Museum of American Art

Special Red Carpet Event: 217 Films’ new documentary on Lynd Ward will be shown in Connecticut for the first time at the New Britain Museum of American Art

On Thursday, September 27th, Filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton return to the New Britain Museum of American Art with the Connecticut premiere of their new documentary “O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward.”

This new film includes recently rediscovered 1930s footage of Ward at work and will be introduced by Michael Maglaras. Robin Ward Savage, the artist's daughter, will be in attendance.

Lynd Ward (1905–1985), is the father of the American graphic novel and one of the most prolific book illustrators and printmakers in the history of American art. He is best known for his six “novels without words” produced between 1929 and 1937. His work chronicles American life in the 20th century, and demonstrates his deep personal commitment to social justice and the plight of the workingman surrounding the years of the Great Depression.

Featuring more than 150 wood engravings, drawings, and illustrations by this important American artist and storyteller, the 90-minute film brings the creativity of Ward to life and illustrates his mastery of narrative without text.






Date: Thursday, September 27
Time: 5:30pm Champagne Reception | 6:00pm Screening
Cost: $20

Reservations are required. Seating is limited. Black tie or festive attire is suggested.

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT

Contact: Heather Whitehouse
1-860-229-0257 x203 -- whitehouseh@nbmaa.org

More about 217 Films: 217 Films is an independent film company founded by Michael Maglaras. The Sacramento Bee newspaper called Maglaras a filmmaker of "Bergman-like gravitas." His work has been described as "virtuoso filmmaking" (National Gallery of Art), "alive and fresh" (Art New England), and "elegiac and insightful" (Naples Daily News).

A preview of the film and other projects by 217 Films can be viewed at this link.

www.two17films.com