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Eames: The Architect and the Painter

“The documentary’s tremendous visuals are intelligently curated. Don Bernier’s sharp editing avoids the tyranny of large numbers and never overplays the film’s colorful, brilliant examples.”
– Lou Fancher, WIRED

 

“Editor, Don Bernier, smoothly integrates a wealth of material and contributions by multiple lensers.”
– Sura Wood, The Hollywood Reporter

 

“Full of objects, information, stories and people… organized with hectic elegance.”
– A.O. Scott, The New York Times

Synopsis

Eames: The Architect and the Painter: 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, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to 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 since 1978. Co-produced by Bread & Butter Films and Quest Productions for PBS’s American Masters, the film received a George Foster Peabody Award in 2012.

Year

2011

Directors

Jason Cohn

Bill Jersey

Editor

Don Bernier