Wednesday, February 5, 2014

New York Premiere of 217 Films' Documentary on Lynd Ward: The Morgan Library and Museum

217 Films' documentary on Lynd Ward will screen at The Morgan Library and Museum on Friday, March 28 at 7:00pm.

The New York premiere of "O Brother Man:  The Art and Life of Lynd Ward" will be introduced by director Michael Maglaras.

This film is being screened in conjunction with the exhibition, Medium and Muse: Woodcuts and the Modern Book.

This screening is free with museum admission.  Advance reservations for Morgan Members only:  1-212-685-0008 x560 or tickets@themorgan.org.



About the Film:  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.  Featuring more than 150 wood engravings, drawings, and illustrations by this important American artist and storyteller, this 90-minute film brings the creativity of Ward to life and illustrates his mastery of narrative without text. 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. Written, narrated, and directed by Michael Maglaras of 217 Films. Featuring interviews with Ward's daughter, Robin Ward Savage.

Produced by 217 Films  |  Written, directed and narrated by Michael Maglaras  | Executive Producer Terri Templeton  |  2012 |   NR   |   90 Minutes  |  USA  | In English


Available on DVD through Amazon at this link.