Sunday, March 20, 2016

WPA Documentary Spring Screening Tour

It's the first day of spring and we're looking forward to bringing our documentary "Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA" on a spring tour.  

Keep your eye on our screening schedule at this link.  

Can't make it to a screening? Order the DVD from Amazon at this link.  




UPCOMING SCREENINGs

April 16 -- 1:00pm 
Greenbelt, Maryland

May 1 -- 4:00pm 
Mount Holly School
Mount Holly, Vermont
Sponsored by the Mount Holly Town Library and The Book Nook

May 4
Reception -- 5:30pm
Screening -- 6:30pm
Norwalk Community College
Norwalk, Connecticut
Special fundraiser for the Westport and Norwalk Historical Societies


May 10 -- 7:00pm
Warwick, Rhode Island


May 17 -- 7:00pm
Milford, Connecticut 


Saturday, March 12, 2016

Scribbles Reviews "Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA"

"The only thing better than this documentary would be for the WPA itself to come back." ~ Matt Hinrichs, Scrubbles



In the depths of the Great Depression, president Franklin Delano Roosevelt took a bold stance in allocating federal money toward putting artists – artists! – on the U.S. government payroll. The legacy of that ambitious plan, the Works Progress Administration or WPA, gets examined in the engaging documentary "Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA." Continue reading Matt Hinrichs' full review of "Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA" at this link.  


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Lynd Ward Film at Georgetown University Library

Join us on Thursday, March 31 at 6:00 pm to salute the end of Georgetown University Library's "Undiscovered Printmakers" exhibition with a screening of our film "O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward." 
"The Undiscovered Printmakers: Hidden Treasures at Georgetown Univerisity Library" exhibition in the Special Collections and Charles Marvin Fairchild Memorial Galleries features many works by Lynd Ward and ends April 10.
Filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton will introduce the screening and take questions following the film.
Synopsis: 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.
Date:  March 31, 2016
Time:  6:00 pm
RSVP by March 28 at this link