Bill Cunningham New York
Bill Cunningham New York (2011)

"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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 19, 2011
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Critic Score: 99% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Suffused with happiness and modest charm, Bill Cunningham New York offers a touching, gently humorous portrait of its subject without invading his jealously guarded privacy.

Cath Clarke
Time Out

He was the first, and what's obvious from this lively and engaging doc, an original.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

[A] marvelous documentary.

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Alistair Harkness
Scotsman

Press is careful to keep the focus on Cunningham as he's keeping his focus on those around him.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Here is a movie about a happy and nice man.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

Genuinely in love with clothes, Cunningham makes you think of fashion in a more positive and enlightened way.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

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.

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Sara Glassman
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Filmmaker Richard Press offers a humorous, touching and insightful portrait about a subject who clearly would have preferred to stay behind the camera.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Recommended if you are a dedicated follower of fashion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
bill cunningham is a delight and it's a great inside look at the new york fashion world but i fear the film went too far in the end. there's a… More
Jennifer Xu
So maybe part of the reason I love this so much is due to my obsession with old people - but bear with me! - Bill is one of a kind. He's discerning without… More
Sam Barnett
Like some of the best documentaries, Bill Cunningham New York is a human story - the tale of one man who almost embodies kindness and innocence. His… More
Mark Hobin
One of a kind documentary about Bill Cunningham, a fashion photographer for The New York Times. More of a cultural anthropologist, he documents style as it… More
c0up  
'Bill Cunningham New York'. A fascinating, sad look at a man whose love for the fashion of everyday people has so wholly consumed his life. You… More
Walter M.
This is a winning documentary about Bill Cunningham who started his epic career in fashion as a milliner. Now pushing 80, he takes photographs of people in the… More

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