I saw a ton of movies this year that I loved…Mad Max Fury Road, Carol, and Amy, to name a few. Here are two that weren’t exactly on the forefront but are well worth tracking down.
One of my favorite movies of 2015 was a documentary called Iris. It was directed by the legendary Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens). In 1950, Iris launched a textile business called Old World Weavers and ran it with great success until 1992. Iris has decorated the White House for nine presidents and, at age 90, became a professor at University of Texas. But most of her recognition and fame came from her incredible style and fashion. She’s an artist and an icon with a hugely inspirational-life.
One of my favorite Iris quotes: “There’s no how-to road map to style. It’s about self-expression and, above all, attitude.”
Another documentary I enjoyed this year was I’ll Be Me. It’s the intensely personal journey of Glenn Campbell’s last tour as he struggled with Alzheimer’s. I remember hearing it on the news a few years back but I had no idea the tour was so intense. Glenn Campbell is a brave performer and clearly a musical genius. I have been a longtime fan of his music. The movie was tough to watch but equally beautiful.
– Submitted by Linda Kennedy, Music Design