Bill Cunningham New York

Bill Cunningham New York

DVD - 2011
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Bill Cunningham has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirees for the New York Times Style section in his columns On the Street and Evening Hours for decades. Presented is a delicate, funny, and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.
Publisher: [New York] : Zeitgeist Films, 2011.
Branch Call Number: B CUNNINGHAM BILL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (84 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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suzannethomas Oct 19, 2018

If you like this wonderful documentary on the octogenarian, bike-riding, New York City street fashion photographer, Bill Cunningham, you may also like his posthumously published memoir, “Fashion Climbing” which provides a glimpse inside the fashion world he chronicled for decades.

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andreajesse
May 06, 2018

Bill Cunningham was a wonderful guy and this comes through in the movie. But the filmmaker only needed to put the camera on him discretely and that story would have been told. The footage of Bill is great and extensive. The other NYC characters who appear to get gussied up in the hopes of being captured by the late, great fashion photographer are... yes... eccentric... but eccentric on purpose which is a little less than interesting. They love the spotlight and the filmmaker indulges them. Bill, on the other hand, is self-effacing which makes him the more compelling character. Bill was well known to be a very private person. The filmmaker awkwardly asks him personal questions that visibly upset this cheerful man. That was painful to watch and unnecessary. So, overall I would recommend the film because of Bill, but I do think the filmmaker could have handled things better.

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StopHarperNow
Apr 19, 2016

I heart NY

LPL_TriciaK Jan 24, 2016

A true delight for anyone who likes biopics about honorable, talented, passionate people. Bill Cunningham has photographed street fashion for decades and published his photos in a regular column in the NYTimes. To give you an idea of his impact , he was given an honorary award from the French Ministry of Culture. His argument for the importance of fashion is compelling. Watch this moving portrait of a remarkable man.

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Bookworm39
Sep 15, 2014

Interesting film. His whole life was about taking pictures of people. He did not do much else. He seemed happy though.

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wiredonjava
Aug 18, 2014

Bill's a peach of a man. He follows his passion and refuses to sell out. He has 28 bikes stolen from him while living in Carnegie Hall and attends church every Sunday. He states it's nearly impossible to remain honest and straight in New York and that fashion is the armor to survive everyday life.

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pattyskypants
Dec 14, 2013

Delightful bioflic! This is very inspiring in a most elevating way. If you are struggling to do your work, whatever it might be, I think you will get some ideas about what success means.

gribbles Sep 26, 2013

Bill Cunningham is one-of-a-kind. A friend returned home from NYC a few months ago and was thrilled to report she'd spotted him pedaling down the street.

JCLMELODYK Jun 28, 2013

Like some who give their life to the Church, Bill Cunningham has given his life to fashion. Bicycling around New York City snapping photos of ordinary people dressing for art, working late into the evenings covering black tie events, this is a man whose work is his life. This documentary reveals the funny, poignant and kindhearted person who is known to everyone as just Bill.

MsMicawber May 24, 2013

I loved this movie! It was full of so many brilliant, interesting and totally unique people, like Bill Cunningham himself. How can you not be inspired by the joy he takes in his work? And I loved the flamboyant dressers that he photographs on the streets of New York...I wish I had the courage to dress like female version of the ex-ambassador of Nepal but I don't think my city's ready yet.

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