Iris (5/1, 7:30pm)

“A joyous celebration of creativity and razor-sharp wit sustained into old age, ‘Iris’ also offers proof of Albert Maysles’ continued vitality as a documentarian.” — Variety

From the director of Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter! Iris pairs the late, legendary documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven whose outsized presence has graced the NYC fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, it’s a story about creativity, and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. This “rare bird of fashion,” as she is now known, first came to prominence in the 1950s when she and her husband Carl — who turned 100 during filming — founded Old World Weavers, a textile company hired by nine presidents for White House restorations. 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.”
Dir. Albert Maysles, 2014, DCP, 83 min.

To view the trailer, visit the top of the “Iris” series page!