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 since their death dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.
This film is part of a series in collaboration with The Strand Theatre presented monthly on first Fridays focusing on artists and the visual arts, with a brief discussion following the film. Tickets are$7 members, $8.50 nonmembers and are for sale at The Strand box office prior to film. For more information please call the Education Department at 207-596-0949 or visit the museum’s website at www.farnsworthmuseum.org/education.
Location: The Strand Theatre, Rockland
Cost: $7 members, $8.50 nonmembers
Reservations: tickets for sale only at the Strand box office prior to film