Meetup time: 7pm (gives us time to find a good spot on the grassy patch in front of the silo, get settled, chat etc)
Film start time: 8pm
Meetup place: Next to the Michio Ihara Wind Tree sculpture (pictured right) – which also serves as a paddling pool to the young and young at heart. Text me on[masked] if you have trouble finding the group.
What if it rains? The film won't screen in the rain - if this happens we can still enjoy the outdoor market (briefly) and head to the other end of Queen St to watch an *indoor* late movie at either the Academy or Event cinemas. Last time was a perfect evening so fingers crossed for the same, especially as this film was rained out last time they tried to screen it.
Wynyard Quarter map: http://www.viewauckland.co.nz/whatson/wynyard-quarter-maps-67604.html
What to bring: Something comfortable to sit on, **warm clothing**, BYO snacks (or purchase from street stall). Emphasis on the warm clothing - last time it got really chilly part way through the film.
Find out more about Silo Cinema and what else is on: Visit the Auckland Council website.
Read more about the Bill Cunningham documentary: http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/billcunninghamnewyork/
ABOUT THE FILM
“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. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.