Bill Cunningham New York Synopsis
Bill Cunningham travels by bicycle on the streets of New York to photograph fashions.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Here is a good and joyous man who leads a life that is perfect for him, and how many people do we meet like that? This movie made me happy...
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By Stephanie Zacharek
What Press comes up with in the end isn't just a portrait of individual eccentricity. Its larger subject is the way one man, just by being...
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Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
As much as his admirers praise him, they also say they don't know much about him or his private life. Press opens a small window into that...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Farber
This fascinating documentary about famed photographer Bill Cunningham features interviews with Vogue editor Anna Wintour, author Tom Wolfe...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Not surprisingly, it's a cinematic mash note, but apparently a deserved one.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Cunningham's answers to pointed questions about romantic love and religious faith are so open-hearted, we understand that he's bigger than...
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
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...
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San Francisco Chronicle

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

By Wesley Morris
It's as much a portrait of a kind of artist as it is a document of a city's evolving sense of style.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's hard not to wonder if Press might have offered a similarly impactful portrait in a more concise manner.
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By Show Me Move Me Change Me
If you love New York and are inspired by meeting original people who are living their lives to the fullest see this film. Bill Cunningham is a sincere, and lively lover of life....

charming and thoughtful

By rsmaneker
An unadorned look at a life which on the surface looks simple and spartan. Yet there is much to think about: the role of fashion in society, in history, in personal validation; the commitment to a...

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By j.denning

Bill Cunningham is a Triumph!

By bobsweeten
Bill Cunningham is fascinating, amazing, sensitive, awe inspiring and so is the documentry about him!...

Bit of NY Times History

By emato
interesting and fascinating look at a creative genius...

My wife dragged me to this movie. I'm glad she did!

By Michael1313
I have no interest in fashion at all, yet I enjoyed this documentary thoroughly. Bill Cunningham is a great character, a fascinating story, and should be a role model for journalists. Cunningham...

Great documentary, great subject!

By chloroform42
If you like Bill Cunningham, fashion, culture, bicycles, photography, documentaries, eccentric people, the wisdom of the aged, or just learning about trends in the world, this movie is great. I went...

The best of all New Yorkers

By josephingram
If you ever feel jaded about living in this crazy city watch this film. Bill Cunningham reminds us with humor and humility that this is a place ful of magic and magical people....