Monday, July 11, 2011

Bill Cunningham New York

If you are interested in fashion, photography or just love a good documentary then this movie is a must see. Bill Cunningham is a true inspiration - a unique character obsessed with capturing the energy and diversity of people walking NY streets and international catwalks. He is adored by many around the world, and after watching this film you can see why. I am adding this to my 'most favourite movies of all time' list.

'Documentaries about the world of fashion have almost become a mini-genre. The September Issue, Valentino and Vidal Sassoon have surfaced recently, and Bill Cunningham New York now joins the club. But this engaging movie is a little bit different, because while Bill Cunningham has photographed celebrities of couture and high culture for the last 50 years, he remains defiantly outside that chic universe. That's the contradiction explored by director Richard Press in his brisk, 84-minute film that is a love letter to Manhattan as well as to the eccentric shutterbug at the center of the action. Notables like Vogue editor Anna Wintour, author Tom Wolfe and New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. share their impressions of Cunningham without quite catching his original, elfin spirit...

This film is a touching tribute to a man whose enduring love affair has been with his work and with all the strangers who continue to pique his curiosity.'
- The Hollywood Reporter.

View the trailer here, then grab yourselves some tickets and go!
Playing now at the Capitol Cinema on Dominion Rd. 

Posted by Carina / Citta Design Team

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