Saturday, June 17, 2017

New York Premiere of Documentary on the Art of the Gilded Age


A Meet the Filmmaker Event with Michael Maglaras

On June 29 at 7:30pm, filmmaker Michael Maglaras returns to The 1891 Fredonia Opera House in Fredonia, New York for the screening of his new film, America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age.  Opera House audiences will remember Michael from his appearance in 2016 with his film Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA.  Michael and his wife, producer Terri Templeton, will lead a talk-back and Q&A session following the screening of the film. 

America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age tells the story of the painting, the sculpture, the music and the literature of America's renaissance ... the tremendous outpouring of artistic endeavor that occurred between the death of Abraham Lincoln in 1865 and the death of Mark Twain in 1910.

Employing more than 90 paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptural works by such important America artists as John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Alfred Stieglitz, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, writer/director Michael Maglaras tells the story of the rising of American society through the voices of some of its most creative spirits.  

Michael Maglaras has been hailed as a "virtuoso filmmaker."  He founded 217 Films in 2003 with the aim of introducing a new audience to the rich history of the art of the American experience.  

You will not want to miss America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age...an exciting and enlightening look at America through the eyes of its most creative citizens.  

Purchase tickets at this link.  

This presentation is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts' 2017 Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds Grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.