Eames: The Architect and the Painter - Don Bernier
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Eames: The Architect and the Painter

“Between the wide array of interviewees and surplus of colorful archival materials, the deftly assembled pic has nary a dull moment.”
–Dennis Harvey, Variety

 

“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