November 21, 2017

IRIS

Showing: Wednesday, September 16 – 8 PM
Title: Iris
Year: 2015
Country: USA
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Iris300Meet the Filmmakers: Producers Rebekah Maysles and Laura Coxson will speak after the film.

This film about love, statement eyeglasses, and making the grandest of entrances centers on 94-year-old Iris Apfel. Ms. Apfel is many things: a fashion icon, a late-in-life model, an eccentric collector of luxury items, a globe trotter. Though often described as “kooky,” she’s a glorious rebel, and the film folds several stories into it: a marriage tale, an ode to multiculturalism and a fashion spectacular. USA, 2014, 80 minutes

“At the heart of Iris is love, between Iris and the camera, Maysles and his subject, and Iris and Carl. They nailed it, this crazy life, and they’re still getting a kick out of it. . . .” – Jeff Baker, Oregonian

“Maysles endearingly reveals Apfel’s blend of blind passion and keen practicality, her unflagging enthusiasm for transmitting her knowledge to young people, and her synoptic view of fashion as living history. . . .” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“What makes the sharp-as-a-tack nonagenarian Apfel such splendid company is that beneath the busy prints and multi-layered accessories is a woman who is less an eccentric than an ineffably sane, sensible commentator on her own colorful life and the world she inhabits.” – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter