Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner coined the term "The Gilded Age" in their 1873 novel "The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today." So the screening planned on June 22 at the Mark Twain House & Museum is wholly appropriate.
"America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age" is about American artists working between 1865 and 1910, including Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Alfred Stieglitz and Augustus Saint-Gaudens The film includes the only known film footage of Twain, shot at his home in Redding in 1909, one year before he died.
Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of 217 Films, the Ashford filmmakers who produced and directed the documentary, will be at the screening. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the film at 6:15 p.m. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow. Admission to the benefit event is $30, $20 members. marktwainhouse.org.