Eames: The Architect And The Painter (2011)



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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jason Cohn
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 13, 2011
Box Office: $0.1M
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Critic Reviews for Eames: The Architect And The Painter

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This attentive and good-looking doc takes a chronological approach to the work and partnership of Charles Eames and his wife Ray, two of the most influential artist-designers of mid twentieth-century America.

Full Review… | July 31, 2012
Time Out
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Filmmakers Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey deliver a nostalgic zing reminiscent of the TV drama Mad Men but tread lightly around Charles's mood swings and extramarital affairs.

Full Review… | May 11, 2012
Chicago Reader
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A basically adulatory and very lively look at the documentary's subjects.

Full Review… | December 6, 2011
Boston Globe
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As fascinating - and at times oblique - as the famous couple themselves.

Full Review… | December 1, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
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Much like the creations of its subjects, "Eames" is itself a dazzling, sensory adventure.

Full Review… | November 25, 2011
Seattle Times
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There couldn't be a better time to examine the complex and absorbing history of this designing couple, and "Eames: The Architect and the Painter" couldn't be a better vehicle for that examination.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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