Box Office - 03/13/2011 4 stars out of 5 -- "A warm, lively portrait....[Cunningham] is a wonderful character, both modest and charming."
Los Angeles Times - 03/25/2011
"Cunningham is relentless in teasing out trends, a visual poet of street-style presentation who cares intensely about fashion and beauty and has a purist's disdain for celebrity."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/20/2011
"[M]arvelous....[Cunningham] pours his own crazy love for street fashion into artful, inspiring photos." -- Grade: A-
Chicago Sun-Times - 05/18/2011 4 stars out of 4 -- "Here is a movie about a happy and nice man....Bill Cunningham lives a life as pure and idealistic as Thoreau's, and he does it in the middle of Manhattan."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2012
"The monastic devotion and discipline Press's film reveals is both daunting and inspiring....[Cunningham] makes for a fascinating psychological study."
Total Film - 05/01/2012 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] doc that'll make more than just fashionistas smile."
Bill Cunningham is a fashion photographer, but unlike most in his profession, he rarely spends a day in a photo studio. Cunningham's work has been a long-time fixture in The New York Times; in his "Evening Hours" column, he presents pictures he's snapped of the wealthy and influential and what they're wearing to social events, while "On the Street" documents bold and individual looks worn by everyday people on the sidewalks of New York City. Cunningham captures the glamorous lives of others and has been hailed as one of the most important men in New York fashion, yet he prefers to live a simple life -- he rides a bicycle around town, makes his home in a modest apartment, has his film processed at a corner store, and keeps his personal life to himself. Filmmaker Richard Press offers a look into the life and art of this influential and enigmatic figure in the documentary BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK, which follows him as he works and tries to reveal what makes this unique artist tick. BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK was an official selection at the 2010 Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival.
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