Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New WPA Film Screens at the Smithsonian

Last week, filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of 217 Films screened their new film “Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA” to a standing room only crowd at the New Britain Museum American Art.     

On June 17, “Enough to Live On” will be shown again at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. 

This film celebrates the eightieth anniversary of the Works Progress Administration and the Federal Art Project and tells the story of how the New Deal used the arts to bring a message of hope and recovery to the American people (2015, 94 minutes).  Join a docent-led tour of the museum’s New Deal artworks before the screening. 

View clips from the film at this link. 

What:  Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA” introduced by filmmaker Michael Maglaras.   A Q&A session will follow the screening.

When:  Wednesday, June 17
Gallery Talk – 5:30pm
Film Screening – 6:30pm

Where:  Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gallery Talk - Meet in F Street Lobby
Film Screening – McEvoy Auditorium

Tickets: Free


The full screening schedule for this film is at this link.  New screening dates are being added frequently so be sure to keep your eye on this page.