Friday, May 6, 2016

Tour of New WPA Documentary Continues

You have three more chances to see "Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA" in the next month:

May 9, 2016
Private Screening 
Sponsored by the International Women's Forum
University of Southern Maine
Portland, Maine

May 10, 2016
7:00pm
Warwick Public Library
Warwick, Rhode Island

May 17, 2016
7:00pm
Milford Center for the Arts
Milford, Connecticut

June 15, 2016
8:00pm
Old Greenbelt Theatre
Greenbelt, Maryland

Following that, our final screening for this film has been scheduled for September 23 at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House.

The DVD can be purchased on Amazon at this link.

More about the film: In May 1935, as part of the great return-to-work effort known as the Works Progress Administration, President Franklin Roosevelt returned Americans back to work in the service of rebuilding a society staggering under the weight of the Great Depression.

Enough to Live On: The Art of the WPA” celebrates the 80th anniversary of this epic undertaking and the Federal Arts Projects that using art, theatre, writing and music, reignited the soul of an America caught in the grip of the Great Depression.

Featuring more than 70 works of art from this period, including notable works by Rockwell Kent, Dorothea Lange, Stuart Davis, and Reginald Marsh, as well as rare footage of WPA artists at work, this film tells the story of how President Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal moved art in America out of the rarified atmosphere of the elite and brought it directly to the American people as an inspiration and catalyst for change and recovery in the 1930s.  Running Time 94 Minutes.  Not Rated.  2015.

Written, directed and narrated by Michael Maglaras.  Executive producer is Terri Templeton.   217 Films is based in Ashford, Connecticut. 

Excerpts from the film can be viewed at this link