Iris Trailer

The passing of pioneering documentary Albert Maysles isn’t a good way to bring attention to his final film, but we’re happy knowing that we get to see one last effort from he master filmmaker. Iris is a doc nominally about Iris Apfel, the 94-year old designer and fashion icon, with the film primarily focused on the Met exhibition that celebrated her career in 2006. But the film is truly about time and art, and even filmmaking, as Iris talks to Maysles as he films her, influencing the progression of the documentary process. See the Iris trailer below. Read More »

Albert Maysles dead

Albert Maysles, the documentary filmmaker who made films such as Gimme Shelter and Grey Gardens, has passed away at the age of 88. Maysles was a master; a true auteur in the documentary form. As a brilliant observer and cinematographer, Maysles not only differentiated his films from the work of other documentarians, he set the standard for what all documentaries could be. He pioneered a movement. Read More »