When it comes to design, you can’t get any bigger than the famous husband-and-wife team of Charles and Bernice Alexandra “Ray” Eames. Their 1950s furniture designs, now found gracing the show room floors of stores like Design Within Reach, may be their most well-known legacy, but the duo actually exercised their creative talents in a wide range of fields including architecture, photography, interior design, films, painting, and graphics. The documentary Eames: The Architect and The Painter created by film makers Jason Cohn & Bill Jersey explores the couple’s personal life and impact on American culture in intimate detail. Watch the trailer above to get a feel for it all and we should warn you that it’s narrated by non-other than robot man James Franco. While the film is currently making the indie festival and art house rounds, the full length feature will air on PBS’s American Masters in December 2011. Suddenly, that two week look ahead limit on our DVRs seems incredibly inadequate.
Eames: The Architect and The Painter
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