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  1. America Rising: Excerpt, Mary Cassatt

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    “America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age” - Excerpt: section featuring the paintings and etchings of Mary Cassatt. Written, narrated, and directed by Michael Maglaras of 217 Films.…

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    • America Rising: Excerpt, Frederic Edwin Church’s Monumental Painting “Niagara”

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      “America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age” - Excerpt: featuring Frederic Edwin Church’s “Niagara” which was, in 1857, the ultimate metaphor for America’s enduring…

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      • Excerpt, Winslow Homer and Antonin Dvorak

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        “America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age” - Excerpt: Antonin Dvorak’s arrival in America and the influences of American music on his work; also featuring important works of Winslow…

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        • America Rising: Excerpt, Childe Hassam American Flag Series

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          “America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age” - Excerpt: featuring the American Flag Series of paintings done by Childe Hassam. Written, narrated, and directed by Michael Maglaras of 217…

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          • Title: America Rising: Excerpt, John Singer Sargent Introduction

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            Description: “America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age” - Excerpt: introducing the work of John Singer Sargent and featuring his painting “The Sketchers” as well as his important…

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            • Excerpt, Twain and Stieglitz

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              “America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age” - Excerpt: introduction to film, including footage of Mark Twain and featuring Alfred Stieglitz’s “The Steerage.” Written,…

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              • Excerpt from "Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA" - Diego Rivera Detroit Industry Murals

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                "Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA" - a new film by Michael Maglaras - celebrates the 80th anniversary of the WPA. This section features the Detroit Industry murals of Diego Rivera:…

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                • “Enough to Live On”: Film Clip Featuring the Arts of the Harlem Renaissance

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                  Writer/director Michael Maglaras’s new film “Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA” includes a section about the groundbreaking work of the great muralist Aaron Douglas. This clip…

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                  • Michael Maglaras introduces the Index of American Design excerpt from his new film about the arts of the WPA

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                    Writer/director Michael Maglaras introduces an important excerpt from the upcoming 217 Films release of “Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA” (Music by David Dvorin). This clip features…

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                    • Interview with Michael Maglaras and excerpt from his new film about the arts of the WPA

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                      Writer/director Michael Maglaras of 217 Films discusses two WPA-era murals by Carl W. Peters used in his new film “Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA” scheduled for release in May…

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                      • Michael Maglaras remarks on his work

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                        Watch a behind the scenes interview with filmmaker Michael Maglaras of 217 Films. He talks about what inspires him to create the films he makes, why he selects the topics he does, the creative process…

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                        • Trailer - "Cleophas and His Own"

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                          In September of 1943, the typescript of a private, unpublished narrative was discovered in Corea, Maine, among the belongings of the American modernist painter and poet Marsden Hartley just a few…

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