Friday, April 5, 2013

New Film on 1913 Armory Show Coming September 2013

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the art show that introduced America to the idea of “Modern Art,”  217 Films will release “The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show” in September, 2013.  Follow this link to view an excerpt from the film.    

This excerpt features the work of Paul Gauguin and includes a reading from his memoir of life in Tahiti, “Noa Noa.” 

“The Great Confusion” is written, directed, and narrated by Michael Maglaras.





Paul Gauguin (French, 1848 - 1903)
Parau na te Varua ino (Words of the Devil), 1892
Oil on canvas
Gift of the W. Averell Harriman Foundation in memory of Marie N. Harriman

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

PBS Station WPSU Features Filmmaker Michael Maglaras


Filmmaker Michael Maglaras of 217 Films was recently interviewed for the award-winning television series "Conversations from Penn State."   


Follow THIS LINK to view the segment on YouTube.

Host Patty Satalia spoke with him about how he got into filmmaking, and what inspired his latest film, "O Brother Man:  The Art and Life of Lynd Ward" as well as his new work in progress "The Great Confusion:  The 1913 Armory Show."

This interview aired on Penn State Public Broadcasting station WPSU on Thursday, March 28, 2013. 

To read a review of "O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward," follow this link.  To order a DVD of this film, click here.