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With a new film, Albert Maysles maintains his empathy, and longevity
With a new film, Albert Maysles maintains his empathy, and longevity

As the director who gave us personalities like Big Edie in "Grey Gardens" and several of the Rolling Stones in "Gimme Shelter," Albert Maysles has captured a few colorful subjects in his day.‎ That day, it seems, shows few signs of winding down. At a stage of life when many directors would have moved into the retirement, victory-lap phase — he is 87, and made his first film 49 years ago — Maysles continues to dream up new directing projects and execute existing ones. ‎Last week at the New York Film Festival, Maysles premiered his latest movie, “Iris,” about the fashion iconoclast Iris Apfel. Maysles is the kind of person whose...

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