Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Arts of the WPA on the Big Screen in Detroit

The next stop for our new film "Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA" is September 15 at Cinema Detroit.  Filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of 217 Films will introduce the screening.

“Enough to Live On” celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Works Progress Administration and the Federal Art Project; the New Deal initiatives that put artists, writers, musicians, and actors on the federal payroll and back to work, as a part of our nation’s recovery from the effects of the Great Depression.

This film features more than 70 works of art from this period and brings viewers behind the scenes for an intimate look at Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry murals. 

Excerpts from the film can be viewed at this link

Screening dates are being added frequently and the tour will continue through 2016.  The full schedule can be viewed at this link.