You simply must meet Bill Cunningham.
This is my favourite documentary of the year and I was very happy to give the film 5 stars in the latest issue of Limelight Magazine (the review will be online soon). You'll also soon see me gushing about Bill on The Movie Club, so if you need any extra encouragement to track down this marvellous documentary - here's a giveaway!
Thanks to Madman Entertainment I have 5 double passes on offer. See details below, and be sure to let me know what you make of Bill!
“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours”. Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair.
To win one of FIVE double passes to see Bill Cunningham New York, simply email me (subject: Bill Cunningham NY) with your name and address. Winners will be notified by reply.
Australian release date: 3 November 2011