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Bill Cunningham New York at the Embarcadero

Okay, they switched up the theater!

It's now playing at the Embarcadero. I don't know why/how they could change in on such little notice.

That will also effect dinner. We'll now go with a TBD spot, whch we will decide on atogether after the movie.

I am really sorry about the changes. But thank you Laura to pointing out the venue change.

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Bill Cunningham is obsessively interested in only one thing—the pictures he takes that document the way people dress. “We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the New York Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Bill has lived in the same small studio above Carnegie Hall for fifty years, never eats in restaurants and gets around on a worn-out bicycle—his sole means of transportation. The contradiction of his monk-like existence and the extravagance of his photographic subject matter is one aspect of his private life revealed in the movie. 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. Official Web Site

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  • Lucy

    I love Bill's positive outlook on life. What I also found extremely refreshing is that someone in Bill's position--his press credentials, invitations to all social events and contacts with high society and celebrities--did/does not ingratiate himself and is so highly-principled that he won't even accept a glass of water at events. Bill does what he does because of his love for clothes and fashion; not to be famous. AND it's incredible that he NEVER forgets a piece of clothing.

    April 12, 2011

  • Sharon

    To Austin, about the crying bit with the religious question: my speculation is that Bill is a closeted gay Jan who, for reasons of love of family and the church, did not feel free to express his true sexuality for fear of damaging those importanrelationships He poured his love and devotion into work, which in some wa allowed him to express his fullness without coming into conflict with those things that he loved. My guess is that e crying expressed both grief and perhaps some anger about this

    April 12, 2011

  • Patricia R

    a film that forces you to examine your own life and how it is possible to create a more positive and happy existence.

    April 11, 2011

  • Lee

    I LOVED this movie. Special shout out to Rachel for the suggestion!
    Was happy so many people made dinner... almost overwhelming!

    April 10, 2011

  • Lucy

    I posted a photo. What a fun time it was!

    April 10, 2011

  • Lucy

    This was such a terrific, feel-good movie. I had a blast tonight, especially during dinner chatting it up with our fun members . . . what a great bunch of people! Thanks for organizing this one, Lee, and for choosing a wonderful restaurant. The Sheperd Pie was terrific!

    April 10, 2011

  • Sherry

    Any idea where we plan to eat dinner?

    April 9, 2011

  • Lee

    Thanks for the catch Laura.

    April 9, 2011

  • Laura T.

    It looks like the movie is now playing at the Embarcadero, instead of the Lumiere. Showing is at 4:50.

    April 9, 2011

  • Lee

    Thanks Robin!

    April 6, 2011

  • robin

    It looks like the Lumiere is listing a 4:50pm show for this movie now :).

    April 6, 2011

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