Bill Cunningham New York

DVD - 2011
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Bill Cunningham New York
Bill Cunningham has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirees for the New York Times Style section in his columns On the Street and Evening Hours for decades. Presented is a delicate, funny, and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.

Published: [New York] : Zeitgeist Films, 2011.
Branch Call Number: DVD 779.092 BIL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (84 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Sep 15, 2014
  • Bookworm39 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Interesting film. His whole life was about taking pictures of people. He did not do much else. He seemed happy though.

Aug 18, 2014
  • wiredonjava rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Bill's a peach of a man. He follows his passion and refuses to sell out. He has 28 bikes stolen from him while living in Carnegie Hall and attends church every Sunday. He states it's nearly impossible to remain honest and straight in New York and that fashion is the armor to survive everyday life.

Dec 14, 2013
  • pattyskypants rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Delightful bioflic! This is very inspiring in a most elevating way. If you are struggling to do your work, whatever it might be, I think you will get some ideas about what success means.

Sep 26, 2013
  • gribbles rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Bill Cunningham is one-of-a-kind. A friend returned home from NYC a few months ago and was thrilled to report she'd spotted him pedaling down the street.

Jun 28, 2013
  • JCLMELODYK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Like some who give their life to the Church, Bill Cunningham has given his life to fashion. Bicycling around New York City snapping photos of ordinary people dressing for art, working late into the evenings covering black tie events, this is a man whose work is his life. This documentary reveals the funny, poignant and kindhearted person who is known to everyone as just Bill.

May 24, 2013
  • MsMicawber rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved this movie! It was full of so many brilliant, interesting and totally unique people, like Bill Cunningham himself. How can you not be inspired by the joy he takes in his work? And I loved the flamboyant dressers that he photographs on the streets of New York...I wish I had the courage to dress like female version of the ex-ambassador of Nepal but I don't think my city's ready yet.

Dec 30, 2012
  • librarydvds rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This documentary was highly recommended to me by several people in the last few years so I finally decided to watch it. It did a good job of creating an odd, sad, somewhat lifeless mood when dealing with seemingly nice but odd people who cling to the past and, as a result, dwell/exist in surreal, lifeless surroundings. It also gave an eye rolling glimpse into how utterly ridiculous and self absorbed the fashion industry, the powers that be and the wealthy can be. The viewer gets the gist pretty early on and the theme is repeated many times. It, ultimately, didn't hold my attention and when I was ready for it to end there was over 1/2 hour left. I think it could benefit from being tightened up and made shorter.

Nov 18, 2012

Bill makes me want to do 3 things:
-relocate to NYC
-ride a bicycle
-take pictures

Sep 10, 2012
  • VahiniG rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great Watch!
Bill Cunningham may be the only asexual person I have ever come across thus far.
Also, he appreciates 'human weirdness' and i like that!

Jun 02, 2012
  • 8217549 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

worth seeing even if you dont like fashion and glamor that came with it. its fascinating story about one man life long obsession.

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