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The Short Films of Charles and Ray Eames

The Short Films of Charles and Ray Eames

The Short Films of Charles and Ray Eames

81min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: CHARLES AND RAY EAMES

Introduced by Amy Gallick, Moving Image Preservation Specialist, Library of Congress.

Open Seating

Known primarily for their midcentury modern architecture and furniture designs, the husband and wife team of 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. This showcase offers a selection of their films, preserved by the Library of Congress.

Two Baroque Churches (11 min., 1955)

Eames Lounge Chair (2 min., 1956)

Tocatta for Toy Trains (14 min., 1957)

Information Machine (10 min., 1957)

Day of the Dead (15 min., 1957)

The Smithsonian Institution (20 min., 1965)

Powers of Ten (9 min., 1977)