Albert Maysles Special
We had the immense privilege of meeting the legendary filmmaker Albert Maysles in 2013 when we organized a retrospective on his and his brother David’s work for Play-Doc that year. Pioneers of Direct Cinema, the Maysles brothers made some of the best documentaries in the history of cinema. After the death of his brother David, Albert continued to make films and to inspire generations of filmmakers right up to his death. This year, we have the honour of presenting the Spanish premiere of Iris, one of his last works. His recent passing has orphaned us all. His legacy will live on forever.
Albert Maysles | 78' | 2014 | USA
Direction and Camera: Albert Maysles
Producers: Laura Coxson, Rebekah Maysles, Jennifer Ash Rudick
Cameras: Nelson Walker III, Sean Price Williams
Editor: Paul Lovelace
Sound: Mike Karas
Music: Steve Gunn, Justin Tripp
IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert 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 in Iris' dotage, 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.