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FRAME BY FRAME: EAMES DESIGNS FOR FILMPosted May 9, 2017
May 19 – May 25, 2017: Join Metrograph in New York City for this rare opportunity to watch ten short films by the legendary design duo, Charles and Ray Eames.
Known primarily for their midcentury modern architecture and furniture designs, the husband-and-wife team, Charles and Ray Eames, were also prolific filmmakers, making 125 experimental, educational, and just plain entertaining shorts over the course of more than thirty years.
Of these works, Charles once said, “They’re not experimental films, they’re not really films. They’re just attempts to get across an idea.”
This showcase, presented by Herman Miller and Metrograph, offers a selection of Eames films that exemplifies the richness and breadth of their work.
S-73 Sofa Compact (10 mins 40 secs; 1954)
House: After 5 Years of Living (10 mins 40 secs; 1955)
Eames Lounge Chair (2 mins 15 secs; 1956)
Day of the Dead (15 mins; 1957)
Kaleidoscope Shop (4 mins; 1959)
IBM at the Fair (7 mins 30 secs; 1965)
Tops (7 mins 15 secs; 1969)
The Fiberglass Chairs (8 mins 39 secs; 1970)
Design Q&A (5 mins; 1972)
Powers of Ten (9 mins; 1977)
Total Runtime: 80 mins
7 Ludlow Street
New York City
Showings run May 19 – May 25, 2017.
The May 21 screening will be introduced by Eames Office director Eames Demetrios at 8pm.
For tickets and screening times, please click here.