Dedham Film festival

for people who love film

2 - 17 October 2015


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Eames: Architect and Painter (2011)

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Date: Sunday 1st September

Time: 11.00 am

Location: The Duchy Barn

Event Duration: 105 min inc interval

Certificate PG

Price: £4.00

The story of Charles and Ray Eames, America's most influential and important industrial designers, following their careers from the 1950s to the impact on present day design.

Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, the husband and wife team have risen to iconic status in American culture.  Eames: The Architect & The Painter draws from a treasure trove of archival material, as well as new interviews with friends, colleagues, and experts to capture the personal story of Charles and Ray while placing them firmly in the context of their time. 

Perhaps best known for their groundbreaking contributions to architecture, furniture design (the Eames Chair), industrial design and manufacturing, the couple finally extended their creative process to photography and film making.

“The film serves both the fact-gathering imperatives of biography and also the need, especially important with subjects like these, to convey a sense of the beauty and meaning of what they did”. A O Scott New York Times 17.xi.11.

Directed by Jason Coln and Bill Jersey.