Bill Cunningham New York
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"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 soirées 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,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"He was the first, and what's obvious from this lively and engaging doc, an original."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"[A] marvelous documentary."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Press is careful to keep the focus on Cunningham as he's keeping his focus on those around him."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"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."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Gives you new perspectives of fashion, photography and New York."
‑ Andy Tweddle, Little White Lies
"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."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Here is a movie about a happy and nice man."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Genuinely in love with clothes, Cunningham makes you think of fashion in a more positive and enlightened way."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"This isn't the confessional exposé some would hope, but it is a reverent profile of a fascinating, funny and inspirational gentleman."
‑ Jamie Healy, Radio Times
"There's few sharp edges or dirt digging, but it's no less engaging for that."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"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."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Filmmaker Richard Press offers a humorous, touching and insightful portrait about a subject who clearly would have preferred to stay behind the camera."
‑ Sara Glassman, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Recommended if you are a dedicated follower of fashion."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"Bill Cunningham New York is a minor joy, lurking amid the week's non-fiction."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"A doc that'll make more than just fashionistas smile."
‑ Carmen Gray, Total Film
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