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Bill Cunningham New York | Film by Richard Press

Tonight’s the night! I’m an avid reader (and watcher) of On the Street, who isn’t? So I’m looking forward to catching the documentary, Bill Cunningham New York, at Film Forum tonight. Playing through Tuesday, March 29, 2011.

ABOUT THE FILM
(from zeitgeist films)
“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, 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.

Film Website

NPR Review: Bill Cunningham: A Humble New York Skirt-Chaser

NYT Review: Capturing a ‘Look at Me’ Milieu With Impish Modesty

beautiful losers

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Event: Tonight AIGA screening of Beautiful Losers

Director: Aaron Rose, Joshua Leonard

Cast: Barry McGee, Ed Templeton, Mike Mills, Margaret Kilgallen, Geoff McFetridge, Jo Jackson, Chris Johansson, Harmony Korine, Shepard Fairey, Cheryl Dunn

Beautiful Losers is a feature documentary film celebrating the independent and D.I.Y. spirit that unified a loose-knit group of American artists who emerged from the underground youth subcultures of skateboarding, graffiti, punk rock and hip-hop. Over the last decade these artists and the subcultures they sprang from have become not only popular, but have sparked the most influential cultural movement of our generation. BEAUTIFUL LOSERS is a theatrical documentary film that explores the creative ethos behind this growing movement through a collective portrait of ten of these artists.

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