Eames: The Architect And The Painter
Eames: The Architect And The Painter (2011)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 18, 2011
DVD Release Date: December 13, 2011
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

This attentive and good-looking doc takes a chronological approach to the work and partnership of Charles Eames and his wife Ray, two of the most influential artist-designers of mid twentieth-century America.

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

As fascinating - and at times oblique - as the famous couple themselves.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

Captivating, well edited, colorful, with an exciting story to tell, this is a film that should be seen by anyone who has ever sat on an Eames creation (or one of its knock-offs) and that would be everyone.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Filmmakers Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey deliver a nostalgic zing reminiscent of the TV drama Mad Men but tread lightly around Charles's mood swings and extramarital affairs.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Much like the creations of its subjects, "Eames" is itself a dazzling, sensory adventure.

Philip French
Observer (UK)

A riveting story.

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

A basically adulatory and very lively look at the documentary's subjects.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Donald Clarke
Irish Times

Made for the American Masters series, it comes across as an excellent piece of TV that seems somehow to have escaped its little box. Fascinating throughout, nonetheless.

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