Albert Maysles and Iris Apfel at NYFF52. Photo by Ashley Dupree.
For this week’s edition of The Close-Up, the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s weekly podcast, we’re featuring two films that are now in theaters: Iris by the late documentary master Albert Maysles, and the Hungarian thriller White God, which was an official selection at this year’s New Directors/New Films.
Part one comes from the last year’s New York Film Festival, where Maysles's Iris had its world premiere. The film follows 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. Following the press screening of the film, Maysles and Apfel joined programmer Marian Masone for a Q&A.
After making waves at Cannes and Sundance, Kornél Mundruczó's White God had its New York premiere at New Directors/New Films, our annual festival with the Museum of Modern Art. Mundruczó and screenwriter Kata Wéber joined selection committee member Gavin Smith for a conversation in front of a sold-out crowd following a screening of the buzzed-about thriller in the Walter Reade Theater.
Iris and White God are now in theaters.