18 October 2011

Eames Documentary

i just got an email at work about this documentary on the Eames studio that's coming out at the end of the year. i can't wait to go see it! here's the description from the production company's website ... sounds promising. and the good news is that if it's not showing in a theater near you, it will be on PBS in December!

EAMES: The Architect and The Painter
Theatrical premiere begins in NYC at the IFC Center on November 11, 2011. Coming to Los Angeles' Laemmle Theatres on November 18, 2011. Broadcast premiere on PBS American Masters on Monday, December 19, 2011.
EAMES: The Architect and the Painter is first film about Charles and Ray Eames since their deaths and the only film that really endeavors to peer inside their collaboration, their marriage and the “Renaissance studio” they created in a gritty warehouse in Venice, CA.
Narrated by James Franco, the film draws from a trove of archival material, primarily the stunning films and photographs produced in mind-boggling volume by Charles, Ray, and their staff during the hyper-creative forty years of the Eames Office.
Family members and design historians help guide the story, but it is in interviews with the junior designers swept into the “24-7” world of “The Eamery” that a fascinatingly complex picture of this husband and wife creative team really emerges.

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