Saturday, June 20, 2015

Film on the 1913 Armory Show to Screen in Ludlow, Vermont

On Wednesday, July 15 at 7:00pm our film on the 1913 Armory Show will screen at the Mount Holly Town Library in Ludlow, Vermont.  Excerpts from the film can be viewed at this link.

WHAT:  Vermont premiere of 217 Films’ The Great Confusion:  The 1913 Armory Show” 

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Mount Holly Town Library
26 Maple Hill Rd.
Ludlow, Vermont

COST: Free and open to the public 

From February 17 until March 15, 1913, thousands of Americans pushed their way through the doors of the 69th Regiment Armory on the east side of New York City while a battle was waging “for or against” Modern Art for the first time.

What they saw would annoy and infuriate some...and captivate, delight, and inspire many.

What resulted from these four weeks of mass exposure to European artists such as Cezanne, Renoir, Van Gogh, and the upstart Marcel Duchamp (with his “Nude Descending a Staircase”), as well as such Americans as Marsden Hartley, John Marin, and Charles Sheeler, changed how Americans came to understand their own times. By entering through the doors of an armory, they had entered through the doors of the Modern Era.  

“The Great Confusion:  The 1913 Armory Show” features more than 60 works by American and European painters and sculptors and probes deeply into the history of how the show was organized. It provides fascinating glimpses into the backstage efforts of the American artists Arthur B. Davies, Walter Pach, and Walt Kuhn as they worked tirelessly to bring a new art to a new American audience.

Produced by 217 Films.  Written, directed and narrated by Michael Maglaras.  Executive Producer Terri Templeton.  2013.  NR.  90 Minutes.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

TIME -- Harry Hopkins Starts Work (May 22, 1933)

Terri Templeton, Diana Hopkins Halsted
and Michael Maglaras
Last night, we screened our new film "Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum to a thoughtful and enthusiastic audience.

We were honored to have Diana Hopkins Halsted and her family attend.  Diana is the daughter of Harry Hopkins, who our film is dedicated to.

Earlier this month, TIME featured Harry Hopkins' work on the New Deal as one of the 25 moments that changed America.  We could not agree more.

"People don't eat in the long run; they eat every day." 
~ Harry Hopkins