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Iris (2014)

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A documentary about fashion icon Iris Apfel from legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles.

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Albert Maysles
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Apfel Carl Apfel ... Himself
Harold Koda Harold Koda ... Himself
Dries Van Noten Dries Van Noten ... Himself
Inez Bailey Inez Bailey ... Herself
Bruce Weber Bruce Weber ... Himself
Iris Apfel ... Herself
Duro Olowu Duro Olowu ... Himself
Margaret Russell Margaret Russell ... Herself
Billy Apfel Billy Apfel ... Himself
Alexis Bittar Alexis Bittar ... Himself
Naeem Khan ... Himself
Jenna Lyons Jenna Lyons ... Herself
Mickey Boardman ... Himself
Linda Fargo ... Herself
David Hoey ... Himself
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IRIS pairs the 87-year-old 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 at Iris' advanced age, 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. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG - 13 for some strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

29 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,254, 3 May 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,310,229, 30 August 2015
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Iris Apfel is SO cool.
5 December 2015 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

IRIS –The story of clothing collector Iris Apfel. Be yourself. Do your own thing. With her trademark HUGE black, round glasses, Iris works her way through stores, shows, and her own closet. The only child of a Jewish couple from NYC, she studied art history, ran her own textile company, and even did several white-house make-overs. She sure does like big, giant bangles, necklaces! it's amazing she can stand up with all those heavy necklaces that she wears through most of the film. It's kind of fun watching her toddle along, bartering hardcore with shop-keepers. Iris is TOTALLY photogenic, and loves to talk, so it must have been a pretty easy project to do. She's a collector (Hoarder ?) and has had her own exhibits of her collections of clothes and jewelry. Directed by Albert Maysles, who did TONS of documentaries. He passed away March of 2015, and I see they are still editing his latest two works to release at some point. I see there is no "written by" credit on this one, so Iris must have done most of the gabbing herself. Quite a fun film to watch. Very upbeat. Catch it on netflix. It's one big long run-on sentence, but it's still fun to watch. Kind of makes one wonder what one has accomplished in one's own life. Inspiring.


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