Iris& Carl[1]

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Maysles Films, Inc.

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• Director: Albert Maysles
• Producers: Laura Coxson, Rebekah Maysles, Jennifer Ash Ruddick
• Co-Producer: Paul Lovelace
• Editor: Paul Lovelace
• Camera: Albert Maysles, Nelson Walker III, Sean Price Williams
• Sound: Mike Kara
• Music: Steve Gunn, Justin Tripp
• Titles: Steve Powers, Jennifer Basnayt
• Featuring: 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

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Albert Maysles, 2014, 78 min

Film Synopsis

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."