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The New Deal for Artists (1979)
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The New Deal for Artists (1979)
VIRTUAL SCREENING
The New Deal for Artists (1979)
VIRTUAL SCREENING
The New Deal for Artists (1979)
VIRTUAL SCREENING
The New Deal for Artists (1979)
VIRTUAL SCREENING
The New Deal for Artists (1979)
VIRTUAL SCREENING

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THE NEW DEAL FOR ARTISTS

(NR) USA – 1 hr 30 min  
1979 · d. Wieland Schulz-Keil
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Starring Orson Welles, Studs Terkel, John Houseman, Nelson Algren
Rental: $12.00 (72 hour streaming period)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal initiative was designed to lift America out of the Great Depression. But, through the Works Progress Administration, it also helped shape its cultural landscape, giving many of the era’s most lauded artists (including Orson Welles, Studs Terkel, Zora Neale Hurston, Arthur Miller, Elia Kazan, Mark Rothko, and many more) the means to launch their careers. Newly re-released after years of unavailability, narrated by Welles himself, this 1979 documentary examines a key chapter in American art.

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