Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Peoria Riverfront Museum to Screen "The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show"

217 Films just added a new screening date for "The Great Confusion:  The 1913 Armory Show." This film will screen on December 13 at 5:00pm at the Peoria Riverfront Museum in Peoria, Illinois.  Director Michael Maglaras will be in attendance to introduce the film.  

The next chance to see this film is October 26 in Falmouth, Virginia at Gari Melchers Home & Studio at Belmont.  Executive Producer Terri Templeton will introduce this screening.

For a full list of screening dates, times and locations, follow this link.  

This film has been showing to standing room only audiences since it premiered in September 2013.  A recent review in The Dartmouth said of “The Great Confusion” that “Michael Maglaras...brought the drama of the original show back to life.”

To purchase the DVD, follow this link.  

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Modernism and the American Idiom: A Conversation with Film-maker, Michael Maglaras

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Modernism and the American Idiom: A Conversation with Film-maker, Michael Maglaras
September 29, 2014 

Seymour Fogel (1911 – 1984), The Wealth of the Nation, 1938. 
Mural. Social Security Building, Washington, DC (installed 1942).

...I sought out a conversation with Michael Maglaras, documentary film maker, who, along with his wife, Terri Templeton, have produced a number of “essays in film” under the banner, 217 Films. Maglaras and Templeton have taken an interest in these vital, yet tumultuous years of the early 20th century, with particular focus on American artists from the early modern period. He points out that, “Early American Modernism comes as an antithesis of what you’d expect. We were at the height of social, economic and imperialist growth. We were swaggering across the world stage at that time. Right in the middle of that expansionistic period in our history comes a group of artists engaged in what I would call a period of superb self-examination. Just as we were gaining an understanding of who we were as a nation, a handful of painters, musicians and writers ‘whack’ us with a new truth!”

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