Bill Cunningham, one of the mainstays of the New York Times, was a contributor to the renowned newspaper for decades. H was also an incurable and eccentric chronicler of fashion, tirelessly snapping photos of and writing about interestingly attired celebrities and ordinary New Yorkers he spots on the street. This tremendous profile of Cunningham and his work includes interviews with friends -- and often subjects, but what makes this documentary such a pleasure is Bill's joyous persona.
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.
3 day rental • NR • 84 min.
“The equal billing in the title is no accident: Cunningham's story is the story of New York itself, about the ways it has changed through the decades and how that history was captured on all those miles of film passing through Cunningham's camera.”
“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.”
— Arizona Republic
“The movie has a refreshing allure that goes beyond fashion, beyond journalism, moving from moment to moment and scene to scene with a remarkable precision that is as emotional as it is fascinating.”
"He finds beauty. Watching him, we find joy."
— Seattle Times