Bill Cunningham New York
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About the Film
The Bill in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street and Evening Hours. Documenting uptown fixtures Anna Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.
I really enjoyed watching this film. I saw his fashion street photography (is there a such thing?) in New York Times sometimes. However, I never knew about him. Then, this film introduced me to his maniac yet charming world! He is a lovely man. And I hope he will take many more great pictures of New Yorkers. Safe cycling!
Such an endearing documentary of such a great man. His eye for fashion and trends is truly unique and its a joy to see him in action.