Photographer Bill Cunningham for decades has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends for his beloved Style section columns "On the Street" and "Evening Hours." This gorgeous HD transfer includes 20 minutes of additional scenes, U.S. theatrical trailer, 5.1 DTS-HD master audio, and optional English subtitles.
Bill Cunningham,Tom Wolfe,Patrick McDonald,Anna Wintour
"We all get dressed for Bill," says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. The "Bill" in question is 80+ 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 soirees for the Times Style section in his columns "On the Street" and "Evening Hours." Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller - who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham's enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.