Monday, May 23, 2011
Forest City Fashionista is on Team Bill
Just saw the Bill Cunningham documentary at the Hyland yesterday and it is every bit as good as I had hoped. The footage of him scouring the streets of New York on foot or on his bicycle, searching for people to photograph reminded me a bit of some of my afternoon patrols downtown, looking for that one person who stands out. There are some interviews with some of Cunningham's favourite subjects, including style icon Iris Apfel, and a former UN diplomat who has a wardrobe of suits made of everything from furniture upholstery to fabric printed with letters of the alphabet, including boots to match. I smiled all the way through it, except for an awkward moment when the filmmaker seems determined to get some dirt on Cunningham's personal life. If you like photography, fashion, eccentric characters or just love New York city, you'll enjoy this film. It's playing at the Hyland until Thursday, May 26th. See the Hyland website for times.