Bill Cunningham in New York


Directed by: Richard Press


USA | 84 minutes | Unrated



Screening

Friday, May 4, 2012, 7pm - 9pm

Screening

Saturday, May 5, 2012, 7pm - 9pm



"We all get dressed for Bill", says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. 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 soirĂ©es for the Times Style Sections. Documenting uptown fixtures (Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller), 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. Bill Cunningham in New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace. "This affectionate documentary celebrates the veteran photographer who, at 84, still works a tough schedule, taking photos on the street of real people wearing real fashion." - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian 


Nominated Best Documentary, Gotham Awards, 2011