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Bill Cunningham New York (2010)

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Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary

Synopsis: "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... More

Rated: Unrated

Running Time: 1 hr. 24 min.

In Theaters: Mar 16, 2011 Limited

Box Office:$0.8M

Distributor:Zeitgeist Films

Directed By: Richard Press

Bill Cunningham New York Reviews

It's a great and modest film.

May 6, 2011 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Comment
St. Paul Pioneer Press

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

May 5, 2011 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Comment
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He finds beauty; watching him, we find joy.

April 28, 2011 Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Comment
Seattle Times

Bill Cunningham is a specimen who seems to be unique to New York, a celebrity whom 'everybody who is anybody' is acquainted with, but nobody knows.

April 22, 2011 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Comment
Sacramento News & Review

Bill Cunningham New York is a portrait of an extraordinary man who possesses such arcane knowledge as the difference between right and wrong.

April 22, 2011 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Comment
Jam! Movies

Bill Cunningham New York is as winning as its subject, the affable chronicler of New York style from the sidewalk to the runway.

April 22, 2011 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Comment
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Bill Cunningham New York shows us a man who not only derives great pleasure from devoting himself to his job but also, in the process, has helped shaped the greatest city in the world.

April 20, 2011 Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Comment
Miami Herald

"Bill Cunningham New York" is a day in the life and a look at the lifelong career of Boston-born Bill Cunningham. Here is a man whose job is to go out into Manhattan on his bicycle every working day to seek and find beauty.

April 8, 2011 Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Comment
Boston Herald

Cunningham's work is about seeing and teaching us how to see, and that should be plenty for us.

April 7, 2011 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Comment
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Equally at home chronicling the latest fashions on the street and the biggest celebrations among Manhattan's aristocratic swell set, he might as well be the city that forms his vast canvas.

April 7, 2011 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Comment
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Holds your attention over its rather untidily assembled eighty minutes of on-the-fly footage by reason of what it reveals about [Cunningham's] almost monastic devotion to his work.

April 7, 2011 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Comment
One Guy's Opinion

It's as much a portrait of a kind of artist as it is a document of a city's evolving sense of style.

April 7, 2011 Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Comment
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Now in his 80s, this charming, kind man remains a mystery: is he the happiest man on earth, or the most closeted and loneliest?

April 7, 2011 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Comment
Boston Phoenix

A beautiful portrait of a truly happy man.

April 7, 2011 Full Review Source: East Bay Express | Comment
East Bay Express

... a film which captures the spirit of Cunningham's work and life.

April 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Comment
Playback:stl

Cunningham seems genuinely in love with his work...

April 1, 2011 Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Comment
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Lots of us are interested in clothes. But few can match Bill Cunningham's passion for fashion.

March 31, 2011 Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Comment
Kansas City Star

I love this man, I love this movie.

March 31, 2011 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Comment
Philadelphia Inquirer
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It's Cunningham's single-mindedness about his work that's so infectious as well as so strange.

March 30, 2011 Full Review Source: IFC.com | Comment
IFC.com

Obsessive artists often create exceptional bodies of work.

March 24, 2011 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Comment
Los Angeles Times
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Filmmaker Richard Press offers a humorous, touching and insightful portrait about a subject who clearly would have preferred to stay behind the camera.

May 5, 2011 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Comment
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Bill Cunningham New York is as winning as its subject, the affable chronicler of New York style from the sidewalk to the runway.

April 22, 2011 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Comment
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Cunningham's work is about seeing and teaching us how to see, and that should be plenty for us.

April 7, 2011 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Comment
San Francisco Chronicle
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Equally at home chronicling the latest fashions on the street and the biggest celebrations among Manhattan's aristocratic swell set, he might as well be the city that forms his vast canvas.

April 7, 2011 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Comment
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It's as much a portrait of a kind of artist as it is a document of a city's evolving sense of style.

April 7, 2011 Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Comment
Boston Globe
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I love this man, I love this movie.

March 31, 2011 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Comment
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Obsessive artists often create exceptional bodies of work.

March 24, 2011 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Comment
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Those who pore over his fashion columns in the New York Times Style section will particularly appreciate this respectful look at a true local character.

March 18, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Comment
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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.

March 18, 2011 Full Review Source: NPR | Comment
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Cunningham talks freely about his passion for fashion and photography.

March 18, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Post | Comment
New York Post
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If the film suggests that there's something bittersweet about a life dedicated to a single pursuit cultivated with an almost religious fervor, it also stands in awe of its subject's... capacity to remain attuned to the expression of others.

March 16, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times | Comment
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No passion for fashion is required to enjoy this absorbing portrait of legendary New York Times "On the Street" photographer Bill Cunningham, but a sense of history and tragedy might help.

March 15, 2011 Full Review Source: Village Voice | Comment
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Fascinating doc about a photographer surveying the highs and lows of New York society.

March 10, 2011 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter | Comment
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Bill Cunningham New York Audience Reviews

Mark H May 1, 2011

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 happens out on the streets of New York City. His impromptu pictures have become a regular series of the newspaper for over 30 years. Half of the time we are treated

cody f March 14, 2011

Very good doc about a "Man On The Street" fashion photographer for more than 40 years. What makes this film so enjoyable is the likability of Bill Cunningham. He has a great personality,knowledge for his field, and has high morals in an industry that is lacking. Everyone who is anyone in the fashion industry seems

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