New Release: Bill Cunningham New York DVD

Bill Cunningham New York movie scene

The photographer takes photographs in Bill Cunningham New York.

Zeitgeist released the acclaimed documentary Bill Cunningham New York, about the noted New York Times photographer, on DVD on Sept. 13, 2011.

Directed by Richard Press, the film details Cunningham’s decades of photographic work for the Times’ Style section columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Therein, he has chronicled fashion trends emerging from Manhattan’s streets and soirees – apparently, the man gets invited to all of them!

Featuring lots and lots of snapshots and interviews with many of Cunningham’s frequent photographic subjects, including Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, socialite Brooke Astor, author Tom Wolfe and philanthropist Annette de la Renta (wife of Oscar), the movie is a lot of fun and must-see viewing for those who want to get the ultimate fly-on-the-wall experience.

Already one of the year’s highest grossing documentaries, with an estimated box office revenue of $1.3 million, the film is currently screening in limited theaters in more than 150 markets.

The DVD, which was priced at $29.99, includes 20 extra minutes, featurettes of Cunningham and a 12-page booklet.

Here’s the film’s theatrical trailer:



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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.