Bill Cunningham New York
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Special memorial screening: director/cinematographer Richard Press & producer Philip Gefter in person for Q&A
A huge hit that played at IFC Center for more than 7 months when it was released in 2011, BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK returns for a special memorial screening to pay tribute to the late, great, and sorely missed photographer–a true New York original. For decades, Bill Cunningham (1929-2016) obsessively and inventively chronicled fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the New York Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Vogue’s Anna Wintour–who noted “we all get dressed for Bill”–plus Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, Iris Apfel, David Rockefeller and more, who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work was 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 was his own humanity and unassuming grace.