Iris and In Transit
With Iris producer Laura Coxson, and In Transit directors Nelson Walker and Lynn True in person
Dir. Albert Maysles. 2014, 79 mins. Digital projection. Iris is a dream pairing between the late 88-year-old filmmaker Albert Maysles and the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed, owl-bespectacled 93-year-old style maven Iris Apfel. From dressing rooms to museum galleries, sessions with high-class fashionistas to domestic moments with her adoring and good-natured husband Carl, Maysles captures a woman always on the go, always with a New York-inflected wisecrack, and somehow with a life force to equal his own. Nominated for the Cinema Eye Honors Audience Choice Award.
Dirs. Albert Maysles, Lynn True, David Usui, Nelson Walker III, Benjamin Wu. 2015, 76 mins. Digital projection. In Transit brings viewers aboard the Empire Builder, America’s busiest long-distance train route. Riding on the train as it hurtles back and forth between Chicago and Seattle/Portland, Maysles and Co. move between interconnected vignettes, overheard conversations, and sudden moments of transcendence. Fulfilling Albert Maysles’s career-long dream of capturing the profound, poignantly fleeting culture of rail life, In Transit serves as a loving portrait of America, travel, and the varieties of human connection. Nominated for the Cinema Eye Honors Award for Outstanding Achievement in Direction.
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