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Iris 2015More 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.
Actors of "Iris 2015"
Directors of "Iris 2015"Albert MayslesBirthdate: 26 November 1926, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Critic Reviews of "Iris 2015"Time OutJuly 27, 2015
This woman has plenty of blunt wisdom to share.Detroit NewsMay 22, 2015
'Iris" is a joyful look at an aging eccentric and an examination of the playful nature of design and fashion; it likely won't change your life, but will bring a smile to your face.Globe and MailMay 15, 2015
A flurry of excitement greets her wherever she goes; throughout the adulation, she is appreciative, patiently bemused, a little cranky and only occasionally tickled.Philadelphia InquirerMay 14, 2015
Iris is an absolute kick, whether or not you care a whit about the world this character is moving through. And she is a character, with her big round glasses and her big opinions.Chicago ReaderMay 14, 2015
Maysles simply presents lots of other designers telling Apfel how brilliant she is, their testimony interspersed with pithy accounts of her past achievements.Arizona RepublicMay 14, 2015
The film plays like a refreshingly frank visit with a favorite relative.Film InquiryJanuary 09, 2017
Iris, Maysles's last feature film, works as a great final piece for the director and an entertaining profile of an eccentric underground fashion icon.DoddleJuly 29, 2016
So much more than meets Iris's bespectacled eyes: looking at self-determination, relentless individuality, devil-may-care creativity, romance, fame and mortality...all peppered throughout with delicious humor.Antagony & EcstasyJune 05, 2016
An especially realistic portrait of human life even by the standards of an inherently realistic genre.New Zealand HeraldMay 04, 2016
A charming if occasionally too-reverential portrait of New York identity and self-described "geriatric starlet" Iris Apfel.Irish TimesMarch 07, 2016
There is, for all the frivolity of her business, a gravitas and magnetism about Iris Apfel: she's smart and funny and sassy enough for the viewer to see past a life of privilege and walk-in wardrobes.The Film StageFebruary 26, 2016
Iris offers an entertaining view into the artistic process, encroaching mortality, and societal trends.
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