Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bill Cunningham Documentary Opens at Hyland This Week

If you're a fan of my blog, or any other that has a "Seen on the Street" theme, you may want to get yourself to the Hyland Theatre on Wharncliffe Road sometime between May 20th and May 26th for the premiere London showing of  Bill Cunningham New York, a documentary about the original "street style" fashion photographer.  The film follows the life and work of 82 year old fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, who rides his Schwinn bicycle all over the streets of New York city to chronicle New York style for his two weekly photo columns for the New York Times. 

Bill Cunningham's work has inspired many other "street style" photobloggers such as The Sartorialist and yours truly.  I had always enjoyed his "On The Street" videos that can be watched on the online version of the NY Times, and greatly admired how he maintained a constant enthusiasm for documenting what people wore, yet he remained a low key, self-effacing guy in a workman's jacket or patched raincoat. 

A friend of mine specifically requested that the Hyland bring this film to London, so my thanks to Sandra, and to the Hyland for responding to her request.   Please support the Hyland, as they are the only theatre to give London film fans regular access to foreign films, documentaries, and other indie flicks that we would have to travel to Toronto to see. 

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