Eames: The Architect and the Painter
Nov 25 - Dec 14, 2011
(Jason Cohn, Bill Jersey, 2011, DigiBeta, 81 min)
Additional dates added by popular demand!
The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, including splints for wounded military during World War II, photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life—from the development of modernism to the rise of the computer age—has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.
"4 stars! Superb...an extraordinary and enjoyable history of how two people influenced so much of our thinking and surroundings today." —Seattle Times