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Bill Cunningham, New York at Studio 385
November 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Film: Bill Cunningham, New York
November 29, 2019 6:30 to 8:00pm
385 West 2nd at Lawrence Street
“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour.
The “Bill” in question is New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, until his death in 2016, 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 (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. Snapping photos of ordinary New Yorkers he spots on the street, Bill is the quintessential street photographer with a flair for fashion and an eye for character.
“Bill Cunningham, New York” Awards:
Nantucket Film Festival—Best Storytelling In A Documentary
Melbourne Film Festival and the Sydney Film Festival—Audience Award Best Documentary
Abu Dhabi Film Festival—Best First Documentary
Film Festival New York—New Directors/New Film
Canberra Film Festival—Audience Award Best Documentary
This film is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.