Bill Cunningham New York

Bill Cunningham New York

Bill Cunningham New York

Crowd-pleasing documentary on 90-year-old, famed New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham.

"Cunningham, well into his ninth decade, has two weekly columns in the ‘Style’ section of the New York Times: ‘On the Street’, where he identifies fashion trends as he spots them emerging on the street; and ‘Evening Hours’, his coverage of high society charity benefits. His work constitutes a long-running chronicle more reliable than any catwalk of fashion as expression of time, place and individual flair. This documentary introduces us to a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own lovely, graceful generosity." (NZ International Film Festival 2010)

2010Rating: PG, Incidental coarse language84 minsUSA, France
DocumentaryFestival & Independent

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Bill Cunningham New York / Reviews

Flicks

Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

May just be the perfect documentary. It’s a heart-warming insight into one man’s extraordinary life, a window to the fabulous veneer of the Big Apple and a must-see for anyone interested in the creative process.

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Variety

Variety

Rarely has anyone embodied contradictions as happily and harmoniously as octogenarian New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

If the film suggests that there's something bittersweet about a life dedicated to a single pursuit cultivated with an almost religious fervor, it also stands in awe of its subject's seemingly inexhaustible, self-abnegating capacity to remain attuned to the expression of others.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Here is a good and joyous man who leads a life that is perfect for him, and how many people do we meet like that? This movie made me happy every moment I was watching it.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This fascinating documentary about famed photographer Bill Cunningham features interviews with Vogue editor Anna Wintour, author Tom Wolfe and New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It's no insult to say that the fine documentary Bill Cunningham New York resembles one of those minor profiles found in The New Yorker's "Talk Of The Town" section: a slight, glancing, yet subtly wrought slice of New York life. And it seems likely that the exceedingly modest Cunningham would want it that way.

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