Cinema Movie: Eames - The Architect and the Painter

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Article from the 2011-11-02

Charles & Ray Eames doubtlessly count to the most influential designers of the 20th century. With Eames: The Architect and the Painter, Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey honored the design marriage with a movie now. The film only stopped in the American cinemas. But if the film is going to be presented in Germany is unknown.

Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film about Charles and Ray Eames since their death in the year 1978 and 1988. It especially talks about the private and working partnership of the two designers who designed numerous classics together. With archives material, films, love letters and photographies Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey describe the private and professional creations of both designers. Moreover there are interviews with experts, design historians as well as family members of Charles & Ray Eames.

Commented and explained by Hollywood star James Franco (Spiderman, Planet of the Apes: Prevolution, The Green Hornet) by the way. The Trailer to Eames – The Architect and the Painter can be viewed on Youtube.

Kinofilm: Eames - The Architect and the Painter


  • Producers: Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey, producers
  • Editor: Don Bernier
  • Narrator: James Franco
  • Writer: Jason Cohn
  • Co-Producer: Camille Servan-Schreiber
  • Associate Producer & Archivist: Arwen Curry
  • Musical Score: Michael Bacon
  • Executive Producer: Shirley Kessler
  • Produced by Quest Productions and Bread and Butter Films
  • Cast: Lucia (Charles Eames’ daughter), Eames Demetrios (Eames’ grandson), Paul Schrader, Richard Saul Wurman (TED Founder), Kevin Roche (Architect), Jeannine Oppewall (former Eames office designer), Deborah Sussman (former Eames office designer), Gordon Ashby (former Eames office designer)
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