The documentary film “Iris” will be shown at UNH on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building, Theatre II. This event is free and open to the public.
From legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (“Grey Gardens,” “Gimme Shelter,” “Salesman”), “Iris” pairs the late 88-year-old filmmaker 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 a soaring free spirit continues to inspire.
The film won the Best Documentary Feature Audience Award at the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival and was nominated for the 2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll for Best Documentary.
Two of the film’s producers will be present to answer questions after the screening: Rebekah Maysles (daughter of Albert Maysles), and Laura Coxson (long time producer with Albert and David Maysles).
Don’t miss the screening of this excellent film, and this rare opportunity to discuss documentary filmmaking with people who have worked with the masters of the genre.
This event is sponsored by the UNH Department of Communication. It is made possible by the UNH Provost’s office and by a grant from the Class of 1954 Academic Enrichment Fund.
Contact Bri Smith at the Communication Department with any questions: Brianna.Smith@unh.edu.