Iris

  • Screening Dates: 10th March 2016, 8pm  //  17th March 2016, 6pm
  • Starring: Iris Apfel
  • Directed by: Albert Maysles
  • Running time: 80 mins
  • Rating: M
  • Language: English
Synopsis:

Veteran documentary maestro Albert Maysles’ Iris is a captivating salute to a proud                 flag-bearer of the vanishing quality of fashion individuality, the legendary New York clotheshorse and design darling Iris Apfel. This film also celebrates the late veteran documentarian and film auteur Albert Maysles [Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens] as he follows the 93-year-old Iris on her rounds with his usual impeccable discretion, turning what others might have made a mere caricature into a moving study of a headstrong, irreverent, compulsively quotable (‘colour can raise the dead’) woman towards the end of her extraordinary life.

SOURCE: NZ International Film Festival booklet (2015)