Iris

Director Albert Maysles
Genre Documentary
Country of Origin USA
Language English
Supplier Magnolia Pictures
Release Date In theatres on May 15, 2015

Synopsis

IRIS pairs the 87-year-old 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 at Iris' advanced age, 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.

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“Iris: Culmination of a life’s work and taste is discovered in Iris Apfel portrait” - The Globe And Mail

“Iris Apfel, 93, still making a statement in documentary Iris” - Toronto Star

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