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Between the Folds (2008)

Depicts a cast of fine artists and eccentric scientists (from MIT and NASA) who have devoted their lives to the unlikely medium of modern origami. Through their determination to reinterpret... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Erik D. Demaine Erik D. Demaine ... Himself - Computational Origamist and Theorist (as Dr. Erik D. Demaine)
Martin L. Demaine Martin L. Demaine ... Himself - Computational Origamist and Theorist
Vincent Floderer Vincent Floderer ... Himself - French Paper Artist
Miri Golan Miri Golan ... Himself - Origami Artist and Teacher
Vanessa Gould ... Herself - Narrator
Tom Hull Tom Hull ... Himself - Origami Artist and Mathematician (as Dr. Tom Hull)
Paul Jackson Paul Jackson ... Himself - Origami Artist
Eric Joisel Eric Joisel ... Himself - Origami Artist
Michael LaFosse Michael LaFosse ... Himself - Origami Artist
Robert J. Lang Robert J. Lang ... Himself - Origami Artist, Scientist and Theorist (as Dr. Robert J. Lang)
Christopher K. Palmer Christopher K. Palmer ... Himself - Material Artist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard L. Alexander Richard L. Alexander ... Himself - Papermaker
Brian Chan Brian Chan ... Himself - Origami Artist
Satoshi Kamiya Satoshi Kamiya ... Himself - Origami Artist
Sam Nathans Sam Nathans ... Himself - Origami Artist


Depicts a cast of fine artists and eccentric scientists (from MIT and NASA) who have devoted their lives to the unlikely medium of modern origami. Through their determination to reinterpret the world in paper, they arouse a fascinating mix of sensibilities towards art, form, expressiveness, creativity and meaning. Written by anonymous

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Release Date:

31 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Exploring Origami See more »

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Alamo, California, USA See more »

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Green Fuse Films See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Winner, Audience Award at the New Hampshire Film Festival, October 2008. See more »

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A beautiful and awe-inspiring documentary
20 November 2011 | by JuveeJunSee all my reviews

I am half Japanese, so origami was a part of my cultural upbringing. I sat down to watch this movie mostly on a whim, figuring that I already knew everything there was to know about this craft. Boy, was I wrong. I was in a state of continual awe throughout this documentary. I had no idea that origami had been taken to such amazing heights. Not only is it a beautiful art form, but it is also being used as a tool for education, for research, for mathematical and scientific theories. You will see origami that moves and transforms. You will see spectacular "paper sculptures" that you would never even imagine was created simply by folding one piece of paper, with no cuts or adhesive. I am so glad this documentary was made because I never would have known how much this Japanese art form has evolved. The music and narration in this documentary are also quite eloquent and beautiful. I hope more people will see this inspiring film!

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