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." - Iris Apfel
3 day rental • PG13 • 83 min.
“ "Iris" serves as a spirited, often dazzling primer in how to fight the dying of the light and feel fabulous while doing it.”
— Washington Post
“A love letter to individualism, and the love that fuels it.”
— Little White Lies
“A glorious documentary fashionistas will want to study, frame by frame, while the rest of us are inspired by Apfel's zest for life and fondness for costume jewellery on an epic scale.”
— Times UK
“Intimate, knowing portrait of a fashion icon who knows exactly who and what she is, and is often surrounded by people who don't.”
“Flamboyantly fashionable and filter-free, 93-year-old Iris Apfel is a delightfully quirky muse for legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles's final solo film, Iris.”
— Toronto Star