July 16, 2024


Showing: Wednesday, July 13 – 8:00 PM
Title: Bill Cunningham New York
Year: 2010
Country: USA

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AFTER THE FILM, join a discussion of what makes Bill Cunningham so unique, with two guests who produced their own short profile of Cunningham over a decade ago: Amy Atkins (news anchor, correspondent, style & fashion specialist and former host of Fox Style News) and award-winning cinematographer Mauro Brattoli.

A portrait of the octogenarian bicycle-riding photographer who obsessively chronicles street fashion and high society soirées for the NY Times Style section’s “On the Street” and “Evening Hours” columns. His enormous, inventive body of work isn’t just about clothes—it’s a social history of New York, told through the lens of a unique artist and man of unassuming grace. USA & France, 2010, 84 min, documentary

“From his rent-controlled hole-in-a-wall atop Carnegie Hall (home to just one of the film’s only-in-New York subplots) to his lump-in-the-throat 2008 acceptance speech when he receives honors from the French minister of culture, [Bill Cunningham] is funny, frank, inspirational, and wise. . . .I love this man, I love this movie.” – Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

“A magisterial documentary about urban life and creativity.” – Hilton Als, The New Yorker

“CRITICS’ PICK! Press’s celebratory, humorous, and often touching directorial debut captures one of New York’s most appealing characters.” – Miranda Siegel, New York Magazine