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Links & Books

Film-Related Websites

Iris - This is the film's official website, which offers general information about the film.

Maysles Films, Inc. - The website for the film production company founded by Albert and David Maysles discusses Iris, the company's other films and other projects.

Maysles Documentary Center - The Maysles Documentary Center is a nonprofit organization focused on documentary films and educational programming in New York City's Harlem neighborhood.

Original Online Content on POV
To enhance the broadcast, POV has produced an interactive website to enable viewers to explore the film in greater depth. The Iris a streaming video trailer for the film; an interview with members of the film team; a list of related websites, articles and books; a downloadable discussion guide; and special features.

Interviews and Features

Architectural Digest: "Iris Apfel's Exuberant Apartment" - Amanda Vail wrote a 2011 feature article on Iris Apfel's Manhattan apartment.

The Austin Chronicle: "Stories That Tell Themselves" - In this wide-ranging interview conducted by Anne S. Lewis in the year 2000, Albert Maysles discusses his philosophy of direct cinema.

Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art: "Rara Avis: Selections from the Iris Barrel Apfel Collection" - The website for the 2005 exhibition of Iris Apfel's collection contains lots of information about both the woman and her collection. See for a history of the Costume Institute and click on "Blogs" on the bottom left for even more information.

Peabody Essex Museum: "Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel" - This page on the museum's website describes a 2009-2010 exhibit on Iris Apfel and includes a fun, interactive "paper doll" feature that allows users to dress a mannequin in Iris Apfel style.