• TITLE (ORIGINAL): Bill Cunningham New York

    TITLE (English): Bill Cunningham New York
    DIRECTOR: Richard Press
    YEAR: 2010
    LENGTH: 84 min
    FORMAT/COLOR/BW: Digital, Color
    LANGUAGE: English
    Director: Richard Press
    Producer: Philip Gefter
    Executive Producer:
    Screenwriter: Richard Press
    Cinematography: Tony Cenicola, Richard Press
    Editor: Ryan Denmark
    Composer: Skooby Laposky
    Sound Design: Jeff Levillain, Julien Mizac
    Cast: Jules Vitaleme, Sima Mickenson, Pierre Jean Marie

    "We all get dressed for Bill", says Vogue editor Anna Wintour. The Bill in question is 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 soirees for the Times's Style section in his columns "On the Street" and "Evening Hours".

    Full of uptown fixtures (such as Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham's enormous body of work documents its time and place as well as individual flair. Bill Cunningham New York portrays the man at work (on the street and at the office) and at home (a Carnegie Hall studio).

    This documentary has won in 2010 "Opening Night Film New Directors/New Films", Audience Award for Best Documentary Film at Sydney Film Festival (2010), Best Documentary at Nantucket Film Festival (2010), Best Documentary Audience Award at Melbourne International Film Festival (2010), Best Documentary at Abu Dhabi International Film Festival (2010)

    Director's Biography
    Bill Cunningham New York is Richard Press' feature film debut. He has written and directed several award-winning short films, including "2÷3", which premiered at the New York Film Festival and received a jury prize at The Berlin International Film Festival; Rambles and Expecting, both of which premiered at The Berlin International Film Festival. His film project Virtual Love, developed at the Sundance Filmmakers Lab received the Sundance /NHK award at the 2005 Sundance Film festival. He is at work on The Farnsworth House, a narrative film that he wrote and will direct about the scandalous romance between architect Mies van der Rohe and his client, Edith Farnsworth..