‘Eames: The architect and the painter’ screenings

Fri 9 Oct 2015 – Tue 27 Oct 2015, various screening times



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2015-10-09 00:00:00 2015-10-27 00:00:00 Australia/Melbourne ‘Eames: The architect and the painter’ screenings ACMI MPAVILION

‘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 9—3.30pm
Mon 12—2.30pm
Tue 13—3.30pm
Fri 16—4.30pm and 8.30pm
Sun 18—2pm
Wed 21—9pm
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
Tue 27—5.15pm

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