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Bill Cunningham New York

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"We all get dressed for Bill," says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. For decades, Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist Bill Cunningham has been inventively chronicling fashion trends for the Times Style section. Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor appear in the film professing their love for Bill. BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK is a delicate, funny and poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.

  • DirectorRichard Press
  • Runtime: 1 hr 24 min
  • StudioDoc Club
  • QualityHD
  • Starring

Reviews about Bill Cunningham New York

Time Out
Cath Clarke
Time Out

He was the first, and what's obvious from this lively and engaging doc, an original.

Variety
Ronnie Scheib
Variety

Whatever this Times-produced, TV-ready tribute lacks in tension is amply compensated by the pleasure of watching an enthusiast ply the craft he loves.

Arizona Republic
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

It's not just what he does. It's who he is. And he approaches it with such unbridled passion and joy that you can't help but sharing in it; absolutely no knowledge or love of fashion is required.

Entertainment Weekly
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

[A] marvelous documentary.

Chicago Sun-Times
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Here is a movie about a happy and nice man.

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Sara Glassman
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Filmmaker Richard Press offers a humorous, touching and insightful portrait about a subject who clearly would have preferred to stay behind the camera.

Scotsman
Alistair Harkness
Scotsman

Press is careful to keep the focus on Cunningham as he's keeping his focus on those around him.

Observer (UK)
Philip French
Observer (UK)

Genuinely in love with clothes, Cunningham makes you think of fashion in a more positive and enlightened way.

Daily Express (UK)
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

Recommended if you are a dedicated follower of fashion.

Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

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.

Radio Times
Jamie Healy
Radio Times

This isn't the confessional exposé some would hope, but it is a reverent profile of a fascinating, funny and inspirational gentleman.

Financial Times
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Bill Cunningham New York is a minor joy, lurking amid the week's non-fiction.

Bill Cunningham New York
lovegoodbooks
Interesting and unique film

Charming interesting unique film about a photographer with his own special view of fashion the city and the people I it.

Bill Cunningham New York
julie hillery
... have seen this at least 10 times and I love Bill Cunningham more every time

I have seen this at least 10 times and I love Bill Cunningham more every time. A great movie.

Bill Cunningham New York
C. Kevin Coffey
Watch and enjoy

Totally engrossing and thought provoking..... answers just about every question concerning Bill Cunningham's life and work except what REALLY makes him tick. The viewer is left to try and fill in those blanks, which makes the film even more intriguing! Watch and enjoy.

Bill Cunningham New York
Gidget London
Charming and Beautiful

Charming and beautiful. Will watch this documentary again and again.

Bill Cunningham New York
chas.
but still a worthy celebration of someone who could well serve as a happy model for us all

A little bit repetitious and padded about a subject with probably more angles and depths than are dealt with, but still a worthy celebration of someone who could well serve as a happy model for us all.

Bill Cunningham New York
Steve R Chastain
Five Stars

Fantastic movie about the life of one of the greats of photography.

Bill Cunningham New York
Dear Reader
Come Back, Bill!

The icon Bill Cunningham is already greatly missed. The Sunday Styles section of the NY Times may never recover from his loss.He was a delightfully humble genius with the camera. I'm so glad i have this one record to remember him by.

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