Thursday, December 31, 2015

217 Films at Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

217 Films is honored to screen our film "O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward" at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum on February 20.  Director Michael Maglaras and executive producer Terri Templeton will introduce the documentary and answer questions after the screening.
David Berona, Michael Maglaras and Robert Dance


















This special film showing is in conjunction with two new exhibitions opening that month, "Wordless: The Collection of David A. Berona" and "Dedini: The Art of Humor."
"Wordless" celebrates a century of wordless books—novels and histories told entirely through pictures—and the life of the late David A. Beronä, who was devoted to studying, collecting, and championing this international tradition.  "Dedini" showcases the work of Eldon Dedini, an absolute master of magazine cartoons.
What:   Special film screening of "O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward."  Introduced by filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton
When:  Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 6:00pm
Where:  Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, 1813 N High St., Columbus, Ohio
Cost:  Free
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is one of The Ohio State University Libraries’ special collections. Its primary mission is to develop a comprehensive research collection of materials documenting American printed cartoon art (editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and magazine cartoons) and to provide access to the collections.
More about the film:  Lynd Ward is the father of the American graphic novel and one of the most prolific book illustrators and printmakers in the history of American art. Featuring more than 150 wood engravings, drawings, and illustrations by this important American artist and storyteller, this 90-minute film brings the creativity of Ward to life and illustrates his mastery of narrative without text. His work chronicles American life in the 20th century, and demonstrates his deep personal commitment to social justice and the plight of the workingman surrounding the years of the Great Depression. Written, narrated, and directed by Michael Maglaras of 217 Films. Featuring interviews with Ward's daughter, Robin Ward Savage. 2012.  Available on DVD through Amazon.