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Prolific documentarian Albert Maysles passed away earlier this year, months before the release of “Iris,” his documentary about fashion icon Iris Apfel. As part of the International Documentary Association’s (IDA) screening series, Rebekah Maysles, Albert’s daughter and a producer on “Iris,” and fellow producer Laura Coxson discussed the film and how Maysles approached documentary filmmaking in the face of shrinking funds.
Speaking with Indiewire Editor-in-Chief Dana Harris, Maysles talked lovingly of her father, his love of film and his “insane” work ethic, while Coxson spoke of the connection forged between Albert and his documentary subject, Apfel. The two also discussed the difficult economic realities of documentary filmmaking in frank terms, revealing it as something with which the late Maysles struggled.
“Iris” was met with critical acclaim when it debuted in theaters earlier this year. Check out all of the highlights from the “Iris” IDA talk.
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