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.
- Jason Cohn, Bill Jersey
- Narrated by James Franco, Paul Schrader, Richard Saul Wurman, Kevin Roche, Jeannine Oppewall, Deborah Sussman, Gordon Ashby
The most gratifying thing about "Eames" is that it shows, in marvelous detail, how their work was an extension of themselves and how their distinct personalities melded into a unique and protean force.A.O. Scott, New York Times, 11.17.2011
Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey's sprightly documentary weighs its subjects' unique accomplishments and widespread influence while probing a relationship more complex than its sunny public face indicated.Dennis Harvey, Variety, 11.11.2011
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.Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, 11.17.2011
A must for those with an interest in modern design...Sura Wood, Hollywood Reporter, 10.18.2011