Bill Cunningham New York

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(2010, dir. Richard Press, 84 mins., NR)

“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. The “Bill” in question is octogenarian New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has chronicled fashion trends at street level and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section. Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny portrait that “feels more found or captured than it does constructed,” writes Carina Chocano of The New York Times. After 50 years of cycling the streets of the Big Apple with his camera, Cunningham is now in front of the lens in this loving, intimate portrait of a remarkable man and a chronicler of a city. Introduced by designer and Pattern co-founder Nikki Sutton. Shown in BluRay as part of a film series related to the IMA exhibition Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard.

Made possible by the Myrtie Shumacker Lecture Fund. Presented by the IMA Fashion Arts Society.

This program is eligible for PGP (Professional Growth Plan) points. Attend the event and afterward, email to request a PGP points certificate.

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