EAMES: The Architect and the Painter

Green Mountain Film Festival Official Selection
New Orleans Film Festival Official Selection 2011
Official Selection St. Louis International Film Festival

Official Selection Doc NYC Festival 2011
Official Selection Mill Valley Film Festival 2011

Interviews with the junior designers swept into the 24-7 world of “The Eamery” are the heart of this complex picture of a husband-and-wife creative team that define the era of Mid-Century Modernism. Narrated by James Franco, the film draws from a trove of archival material, primarily the stunning films and photographs produced in mind-boggling volume by Charles, Ray, and their staff during the hyper-creative forty years of the Eames Office. Winner of the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award.


“Shows, in marvelous detail, how their work was an extension of themselves and how their distinct personalities melded into a unique and protean force.”

“Appropriately busy and abundant: full of objects, information, stories and people, organized with hectic elegance.”
– A.O. Scott, NY Times

“It is a clear-eyed admiration, one willing to examine the complexities of these lives…The result is as close as we are likely to get to the lives of people who lived their belief that ‘eventually everything connects.'”
– Kenneth Turan, LA Times

“Much like the creations of its subjects, ‘Eames’ is itself a dazzling, sensory adventure….an extraordinary and enjoyable history of how two people influenced so much of our thinking and surroundings today.”
– Tom Keough, Seattle Times


National Endowment For The Humanities

A film by Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey

Camille Servan-Schreiber

Jason Cohn

Don Bernier

Arwen Curry
Associate Producer

Michael Bacon
Music Composer

Brian Oakes

Susan Lacy
Executive Producer

James Franco