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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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One paper square - boundless possibilities. See more »




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Release Date:

31 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Exploring Origami See more »

Filming Locations:

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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Fantastic, must-see film
19 October 2008 | by chickgoombahSee all my reviews

Vanessa Gould has done the world a tremendous service by producing a documentary that is breathtaking. Between the folds not only demonstrates the wizardry of great masters of origami, it connects science and art in a way that connects heart with soul. The practical uses of origami, driven by the elegance of the underlying mathematics, are astounding. The contributions of the late Yoshizawa-san on origami have been phenomenal, but those of Dr. Robert Lang, Michael LaFosse, Vincent Floderer and all the others in the film are no less so. The genius in each of these artists is visible in their passion, their creativity, their dedication and their pride. Origami is truly therapeutic. As Dr. Demaine says, it is fun. Thanks to Vanessa and her gorgeous project, we can all enjoy the grandeur of this art form.

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