Friday, April 8, 2011

"We all get dressed for Bill"

Well its about freaking time a Houston theater screens the Bill Cunningham documentary, Bill Cunningham New York. Premiering at the MFAH this Sunday the Richard Press film chronicles the life and passion of New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham.

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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 soirĂ©es 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." - Zeitgeist Films