‘Eames: The architect and the painter’ screenings
‘Eames: The architect and the painter’, image courtesy of ACMI
In 2012, audiences were treated to the fascinating story of master Modernists Ray and Charles Eames, whose designs reshaped post-war America. This engaging tale of verve and creativity returns to ACMI to coincide with the story of another great Modernist: Eileen Gray.
Directors Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey make clever use of the abundant Eames archive and dive into the heart of their dream factory in Venice, California, offering viewers a deeply personal vision of the couple and their artistic philosophy. Former employees, friends and commentators further shape the story that charts their humble beginnings making low-cost functional furniture and medical aids for Navy servicemen, through to their grandiose creative endeavours for clients such as IBM, Polaroid, and the New York and Moscow World Fairs. A frenetic, joyous celebration of creativity and invention, Eames: The architect and the painter offers a fitting tribute to the legacy of Ray and Charles themselves.
“Much like the creations of its subjects, Eames is itself a dazzling, sensory adventure.” —Seattle Times
Jason Cohn, Bill Jersey, 84 mins, USA, 2011, Digital Betacam, black-and-white and colour. Courtesy: Madman Entertainment.
Eames: The architect and the painter screens from 9 to 27 October. Check out the session times below, and then click over to ACMI to book.
October screening times:
Fri 16—4.30pm and 8.30pm
Thu 22—2pm and 8.20pm
Sat 24—2.30pm and 8.20pm
Sun 25—3.30pm and 7.45pm
Mon 26—5pm and 6.30pm