Program Details
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 7:00 pm
$10 general / $5 members and students
The Theater at MAD

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Program Description

Harry Bertoia’s Sculpture
Clifford West, 1965, USA
25mins, Digital Projection 

With a mesmerizing soundtrack by Harry Bertoia, Clifford West’s film creates a setting of motion and progression rare among other educational films of the 1960s and 1970s. An abstract study, it mirrors the abstraction of Bertoia’s sculptures themselves. An opening shot of a lunar landscape reveals itself to be one of Bertoia’s sculptures, setting the stage for something grand in scope, yet miniature in size.

Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter
Jason Cohn & Bill Jersey, 2011, USA
85mins, Digital Projection 

Narrated by James Franco, this vibrant documentary traces the careers of Ray Eames and her husband, Charles, highlighting the duo’s eccentric output. Primarily known as furniture makers, the Eameses also worked in film, photography, architectural design and multimedia experimentation. This documentary  highlights their immeasurable contributions to American arts, culture and technology. They paved the road to public acceptance of modernism, rethought the ways in which we interact with our surroundings—and in some ways created an aesthetic template for the digital era.

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