Monday, April 04, 2011

bill cunningham new york

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everyone should go see this DOCUMENTARY. it is about a story of one's gleaming passion to his life and what he does. it is about staying true to who you are and saying no bullshit and just being genuine. it is about being young and pursuing freedom at whatever age you are. i cried throughout the second half of the film but the whole story also made me laugh a great deal with all the sweet little moments. and when mr. cunningham said in an acceptance speech for an award he received in france,"he who seeks beauty, will find it" i just lost it. simply because i understand completely

9 comments :

JohnBernal said...

I love his voice accompanied videos on the NY Times. I'll be sure to have some Kleenex handy whilst watching the movie!

Anonymous said...

i've seen the trailer and cannot wait to see the film. if only they will play it over here in Belgium...

Juanduh. said...

This is just amazing!

George G said...

I know exactly what you mean - I held back a few tears myself. I can't believe how focused he is, it's inspiring.

Deney said...

bought my tickets for this way advanced and could not wait til the opening night in LA. loved it!

Siblings said...

aww i want to watch this!!!! is it out already??

tnt in plsn said...

Great documentary! Everyone should definitely try to see it!

Anonymous said...

I met him last year! Another great thing about him too is that he's so sweet and polite not a drop of arrogance. Something you don't see anymore with current street fashion photographers, *cough* (Scott Schuman's a douche) *cough*. Great documentary.

Margaret Waage said...

I love the movie and Bill Cunningham. He seemed like someone who truly celebrates life. My husband thought Cunningham expressed self-rightousness in his not taking money for work. I disagreed attributing it to Cunningham's knowing that sometimes when a client pays for the work they repurpose it differently than what the artist intended. By not taking money Cunningham had greater artistic license for his own work - in how it will be used. That was confirmed when he quit his job after WWD took his images of pedestrian version of high fashion and made parody out of it. Cunningham on the other hand, was paying tribute to both the fashions and everyday people who made garments intended for 'rich' their own.