Streaming Video - 2015
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From legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (GREY GARDENS, GIMME SHELTER), IRIS pairs the late 88-year-old filmmaker 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 a soaring free spirit continues to inspire.
Publisher: [United States] : Magnolia Pictures : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 80 min.)) : sd., col


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Dec 30, 2016

An unfortunate case of a cover being more interesting than the documentary it conceals. The character is interesting, but there is little structure to this feature and a lot of the shots look like they were taken by a nervous first-timer with a shaky hand. Overall, lots of potential but failure in delivery.

Nov 06, 2016

Gentle wee documentary. It's all about the clothes, the jewellery, and talking about the clothes and jewellery. I liked it.

Sep 13, 2016

Different kind of documentry, has no point really. Enjoyed the love story but found lots of footage useless.

Apr 16, 2016

Not my kind of documentary.
Am not into fashion or costume jewelry.

Castlespooktacular Mar 30, 2016

what a fascinating glimpse inside of her world! Her wacky style and artistic process are so iconic - what a life!

Mar 14, 2016

Doesn't merit more than 15 minutes of viewing. Iris collected cheap jewelry, became a b-list NYC celebrity with fashionistas, was an interior designer (no examples shown of her signature style), started a vintage-pattern-based textile company (no examples highlighted). A facile and artificial way to gain notoriety may well be to dress 'colorfully' and were bright red lipstick when you are of a certain age.

I love characters, and Iris Apfel qualifies as one of the most confident and courageous, unexpected heroes of fashion, without really even trying. And maybe that's the key. She was eccentric, a bit of a hoarder (or just an extreme collector?), and had an amazing husband who loved her through it all. This documentary was made at just the right point in Iris's life, allowing her to reflect on (but never apologize for) her amazing career. May we all find and live our passion the way Iris Apfel did!

Jan 18, 2016

This is an endearing and uplifting film about a splendidly unique and creative individual! You do not need to be interested in fashion to appreciate this feisty and fabulous lady and be inspired to live a more creative and daring life.

Jan 02, 2016

Love her - what a life she's had - and still has - very interesting & fun documentary about an incredible woman (and her husband).

Nov 06, 2015

Absolutely delightful! Iris's sense of style and the delight she takes in her many outfits and accessories makes for a fun movie. There is a bit of sadness because she is getting too old to do all the things she wants to do, but it's amazing what she has done and is doing. If you like movies about fashion, don't miss this one,

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