O Brother Man
Film Screening and Director’s Talk
Thursday, November 8
7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Musser Auditorium
The Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley
Director Michael Maglaras introduces his new documentary on Lynd Ward, 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.
217 Films is an independent film company founded by Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton. The Sacramento Bee called Maglaras "a filmmaker of 'Bergman-like gravitas.'" His work has been described as "virtuoso filmmaking" (National Gallery of Art), "alive and fresh" (Art New England), and "elegiac and insightful" (Naples Daily News).