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Iris (2014)

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A documentary about fashion icon Iris Apfel, the 93-year-old style maven who has had an out-sized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades, from legendary late 88-year-old documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles.

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Albert Maysles
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Apfel Carl Apfel ... Self
Harold Koda Harold Koda ... Self
Dries Van Noten Dries Van Noten ... Self
Inez Bailey Inez Bailey ... Self
Bruce Weber Bruce Weber ... Self
Iris Apfel ... Self
Duro Olowu Duro Olowu ... Self
Margaret Russell Margaret Russell ... Self
Billy Apfel Billy Apfel ... Self
Alexis Bittar Alexis Bittar ... Self
Naeem Khan ... Self
Jenna Lyons Jenna Lyons ... Self
Mickey Boardman ... Self
Linda Fargo ... Self
David Hoey David Hoey ... Self
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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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Connections

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Dirty Talk
Performed by Klein & MBO
Produced by Tony Carrasco
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SUNZNC gets it WRONG
15 August 2015 | by PricepointsSee all my reviews

Zen...The Power of Now...Engaged....Enlightened Thank you SUNZNC for the narrative, that does in fact, provide what I sense is exactly the point of the movie. No, I haven't seen it yet, still in my queue. I say that because it's obvious to me that your succinct summation of what the film communicates about Iris.

However, context or maybe bettered described as your perspective based on your personal lens.

Maybe because it's the subject matter. IMHO the Fashion Industry is certainly a contrived & brutally narcissistic jungle unto itself. That defines success as the outcome of an aggressive natural selection, survival of the fittest (i.e. competitive) mindset. Summarized in this movie/title "The Devil in Prada" whose captures it perfectly. So yes,it would hard to view Iris through that lens, which defines success in the most superficial of ways.

The point, which we all have heard but few of us embrace, is the concept of doing what you love. Not for fame, ego or money. Just being engaged in life on those very spiritual terms is truly significant. Being actively engaged, motivated by your passion and fully present is what makes those daily pursuits so rewarding.

Not about what she did but who she is.... Luke warm if your concept of excellent means scalding hot.


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Release Date:

29 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$57,254, 3 May 2015

Gross USA:

$1,310,678

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,620,708
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