“Iris,” the last documentary by Albert Maysles, opens July 10 at UNL’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. Also showing for a second week is the unpredictable comedy “The Overnight.”
Both films play through July 16.
In his final film, Maysles (who died in March) features Iris Apfel, a 93-year-old style maven who has for decades maintained an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene. The documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris’ dotage, her soaring free spirit continues to inspire the industry.
And, despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, Iris continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression.
“I feel lucky to be working,” Iris said in the film. “If you are lucky to do something you love, everything else follows.”
“Iris” is rated PG-13 for some strong language.
In “The Overnight,” Alex, Emily and their son, RJ, have recently moved from Seattle to the eastside of Los Angeles. Feeling lost in a new city, the family is desperate to establish new friendships.
After a chance meeting with Kurt at a neighborhood park, Alex and Emily commit to a family pizza party. But, as the party progresses into the night and the kids go to bed, the family “playdate” becomes increasingly more revealing and bizarre as the couples begin to open up.
“The Overnight,” written and directed by Patrick Brice, is rated R for strong sexuality, graphic nudity, language and drug use.
For more information on movies at the Ross, including show times, go to http://www.theross.org or call 402-472-5353.