Essays in Film
By Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton
Sunday, February 8, 2015
WXXI Public Radio: Interview with Michael Maglaras
Veronica Volk of WXXI Public Radio in Rochester, New York recently interviewed filmmaker Michael Maglaras about two iconic WPA murals just photographed by 217 Films and the Memorial Art Gallery for "Enough to Live On: The Art of the WPA."
The Sacramento Beecalled Michael Maglaras a film maker of "Bergman-like gravitas." His films have been described as "virtuoso filmmaking" (National Gallery of Art) "alive and fresh" (Art New England) "elegiac and insightful" (Naples Daily News) "unforgettable" (Journal of American History) and "comparable to that of the widely acclaimed Ken Burns" (New Britain Herald). David Berona, author of Wordless Books, said of O Brother Man "this film is stunning." Judith Regan of Sirius XM called it "magnificent." The Dartmouth's review of The Great Confusion noted "Michael Maglaras brought the drama of the original show back to life." Library Journal called it "an excellent analysis of an event that changed the art world." The Blue Paper called Maglaras's film on the arts of the WPA "a wonderful celebration of America, her people, and her possibilities." Matt Hinrichs wrote "The only thing better than this documentary would be for the WPA itself to come back." Maglaras was recently featured in a full-length interview on Conversations from Penn State on Public Television.