Friday, September 11, 2015

Maine Film Premiere -- Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA

On Thursday, October 8, independent filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of 217 Films return to Portland with the Maine premiere of their new film “Enough to Live On:The Arts of the WPA” celebrating the 80th anniversary of this epic undertaking…a celebration of President Franklin Roosevelt’s idea that the arts in America could be a way in which the spirit of a people could be rebuilt.   



“Goodwill is proud to be the recipient of support from this film screening,remarked Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. “The artists who took part in the WPA played important cultural roles in their communities through their work. They showed the dignity and power that all work holds in our lives – much like Goodwill’s mission today.”


“We have screened all our films in Portland,” said Michael Maglaras, who is the film’s director, writer, and narrator. “But this Portland screening, in support of Goodwill, is an important one for me. What Goodwill stands for is the idea that each person has the ability to make a difference; each person’s life and work brings value to our society. These beliefs are truly a modern-day version of the idea fostered by Franklin Roosevelt 80 years ago…that everyone’s shoulder needs to be at the wheel if our society is to succeed.”

Excerpts from the film can be viewed at this link

WHAT:  
Screening of 217 Films’ “Enough to Live On:  The Arts of the WPA”
All proceeds benefit Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. 
Director Michael Maglaras will introduce the film. 

WHEN:
Thursday, October 8
Reception:  6:30pm
Screening:  7:00pm

WHERE:
University of Southern Maine
Abromson Community Education Center
Hannaford Hall
88 Bedford St., Portland
Free parking in the adjacent USM Parking Garage. Directions

FMI:
Ken Christian
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England
207-774-6323   x6415

COST:
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
Tickets can be purchased online HERE.

The next stops for this film are Rochester, New York and South Bend, Indiana.  Screening dates are being added frequently and the tour will continue through 2016.  The full schedule can be viewed at this link.