March 20 2011, 11:00am
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Family Flicks: Films of Charles and Ray Eames


Family Flicks: Films of Charles and Ray Eames

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Charles and Ray Eames revolutionized the form, function and manufacture of furniture, architecture and industrial design in the 20th century. Their influence remains as boundless today as was their passion and creativity throughout their careers, a joyful collaboration that also encompassed photography and filmmaking. The Eames made over 100 short films between 1950 and 1980, including the inimitable Powers of Ten (1977), Tocacata for Toy Trains (1957) and Blacktop (1952). This program presents a selection of their films, each one reflecting the sense of curiosity, craftsmanship and play that the motivated all their work. Digital video, color and b/w, approx 70 min.

The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum have teamed up for a matinee screening series of new and classic family-friendly films from around the world.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 for 3 hours.

Public programs are made possible by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.

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