Iris

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Iris

Albert Maysles
USA, 2014
Documentaries, 80min, OF

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Iris

Albert Maysles
USA, 2014
Documentaries, 80min, OF

Cast: 
Iris Apfel
Carl Apfel
Billy Apfel
Alexis
Bittar
Mickey Boardman
Linda Fargo
Tavi Gevinson
David Hoey
Naeem Khan
Harold Koda
Jenna Lyons
Duro Olowu
Margaret Russell
Dries Van Noten
Bruce Weber
Sound: 
Mike Karas
Camera: 
Albert Maysles
Nelson Walker III
Sean Price Williams
Editor: 
Paul Lovelace
Composer: 
Steve Gunn
Justin Tripp
Production: 
Maysles Films, Inc.
World Sales: 
Magnolia Pictures
Format: 
DCP
Color

IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris’ dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life's sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the great depression. “I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows.”