|"O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward" Screening|
May 21, 2012
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. This premiere screening of 217 Films’ new documentary “O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward” will be held Monday, May 21 at 6 pm in the Providence Public Library’s Auditorium. The screening will be introduced by filmmaker Michael Maglaras with a short discussion to follow.
Featuring more than 150 wood engravings, drawings, and illustrations by this important American artist and storyteller, the 90-minute film brings the creativity of Ward to life and illustrates his mastery of narrative without text. Lynd Ward has been called the first graphic novelist. 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.
The film features interviews with Ward's daughter, Robin Ward Savage. Clips from the film at: http://vimeo.com/two17films/videos Lynd Ward: (1905-1985) illustrated more than 200 books and was among the foremost graphic book artists of 20th-century America. His books, prints, and artwork are held by major museums and libraries worldwide. His stories without words, such as "Song Without Words: A Book of Engravings on Wood" (1930), are precursors to the modern graphic novel and are acknowledged masterpieces of that genre. Between 1929 and 1937, Ward produced six of these books, where the storyline was told entirely through wood engravings.
217 Films is an independent film company founded by Michael Maglaras. Terri Templeton is executive producer. 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). www.two17films.com Parking available at Providence Hilton Parking Garage, $3/3 hours. Bring your ticket with you for validation.
Dates & Times
Dates: May 21, 2012
6:00 - 8:15 pm
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Nearby parking facilities
Intown Parking - 131 Washington Street 401-273-9466
Dunkin Donuts Center Parking - 165 Washington Street 401-331-3786
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