Bill Cunningham New York

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Bill Cunningham New York
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Directed by Richard Press
Produced by Philip Gefter
Starring Bill Cunningham
Cinematography Tony Cenicola
Richard Press
Edited by Ryan Denmark
Production
company
First Thought Films
Distributed by Zeitgeist Films
Release dates
  • March 24, 2010 (2010-03-24) (New Directors/New Films)
  • March 16, 2011 (2011-03-16) (United States)
Running time 84 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Bill Cunningham New York is a 2010 documentary film directed by Richard Press and produced by Philip Gefter. Bill Cunningham New York is distributed by Zeitgeist Films and was released in theaters on March 16, 2011.

Synopsis[edit]

"We all get dressed for Bill", says Vogue editor Anna Wintour. The Bill in question is New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high-society charity soirées for the Times '​s Style section in his columns "On the Street" and "Evening Hours".

Full of uptown fixtures (such as Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham's enormous body of work documents its time and place as well as individual flair. Bill Cunningham New York portrays the man at work (on the street and at the office) and at home (a Carnegie Hall studio).

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Release[edit]

Bill Cunningham New York played at New York City's Film Forum from March 16 to 29, 2011 before opening in theaters in a limited release around the United States.

Reviews[edit]

The film was critically well-received, garnering a 99% approval rating on movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.[1] The Hollywood Reporter described Bill Cunningham New York as a "Fascinating doc about a photographer surveying the highs and lows of New York society."[citation needed] New York Magazine chose Bill Cunningham New York as one of their Critics' Picks.[citation needed] Roger Ebert gave the film four out of four stars, writing "This movie made me happy every moment I was watching it."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bill Cunningham New York Movie Reviews, Pictures". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on 3 May 2011. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bill Cunningham New York". rogerebert.com. 

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