A while back I wrote a piece on the as-of-then unreleased documentary Bill Cunningham New York, profiling the extraordinary life and talent of Bill Cunningham, one of the most legendary fashion photographers in the Big Apple. Let’s just say his guerilla on-the-street and off-the-cuff technique makes The Sartorialist look like a nose-picking copycat. The guy has such an enormous amount of influence that even Anna Wintour is terrified of what he might say about what she’s wearing. Bobby Solomon of The Fox Is Black just came out of a screening and was practically beaming about the film:
“But what I loved most about Bill Cunningham is his endless sense of wonder and creativity and his boundless positivity. To see a man who’s seen and done so much in his life, and still getting up and doing it every day, that’s quite remarkable. As I watched the movie I couldn’t help but smile the entire time, at parts even getting teary eye. The reason is, this man’s life brings him so much happiness, and the fact that he gets to wake up and do it again every day brings him endless joy is nothing short of marvelous. I can honestly say that I’ve never walked out of a documentary, or any movie for that matter, feeling so alive.”
Wow. There you have it. Bobby has impeccable taste so if any of you don’t like the film after seeing it for yourselves then you can suck my cunningham because Bobby knows his shit. The film is in limited release right now, but you can learn everything you need to know about Bill Cunningham New York by visiting Zeitgeist Films and be sure to check out the trailer below. You can also read the full review at The Fox Is Black.