Iris Apfel is a 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 film about fashion, this 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. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class upbringing in Queens during the Great Depression. “I feel lucky to be working. If you're lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows.”


Hamptons International Film Festival – Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature (2014)

Albert Maysles

Among Albert Maysles’ more than 40 films are some of the most iconic works in documentary history. Along with his late brother David, he was the first to make non-fiction feature films, where the drama of life unfolds without scripts, sets, interviews or narration.

Selected Filmography

Iris (2014)
Running Fence (1978)
Grey Gardens (1976)
Gimme Shelter (1970)
Salesman (1969)
Meet Marlon Brando (1966)
Psychiatry in Russia (1955)


Film sessions

09.17 Thursday
  • Skalvija (Vilnius) 19:00

09.26 Saturday
  • Skalvija (Vilnius) 21:00


Director: Albert Maysles
Cinematography: Albert Maysles, Nelson Walker III, Sean Price Williams
Music: Steve Gunn, Justin Tripp
Sound: Mike Karas
Editing: Paul Lovelace
Producers: Laura Coxson, Rebekah Maysles, Jennifer Ash Ruddick
Production: Maysles Films
USA, 2014, 78’