The Lovelies of John Alan Maxwell (2013)
1h 59min · Documentary, Biography, Drama · 23 February 2013
A true story, The Lovelies of John Alan Maxwell is an independent film about a young Appalachian man, haunted by the memories of his grandfather in the Civil War, who joins the bohemian culture of 1920s-30s Greenwich Village and the famous Tenth Street Studio. The film explores Maxwell's relationship to Ashcan School artists George Bellows and George Luks, his friendship with poet Kahlil Gibran, and his works for such luminary writers as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Aldous Huxley, Pearl Buck, John Steinbeck, and Ernest Hemingway. In 1948, Esquire magazine compared Maxwell to William Faulkner and Thomas Wolfe as one of the many talents of the Modern South. Music for the film includes works by The Black Cadillacs and South African artist Gregory Alan Isakov.
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