Films for Frockistas #6 - Bill Cunningham New York
Sixth in a series of Sunday arvo get togethers to watch documentaries and talk frocks, fabrics and fashion for people who love to sew and other fabric appreciators.
On Sunday 5th June we'll be screening Bill Cunningham New York (2010) directed by Richard Press
The reluctant star of New York's fashion scene
“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. The “Bill” in question is 80+ 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 soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours”. 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.
About the film:
"It's a charming, loving, witty portrait of the life and work of a delightful, kind man. He's a figure of probity in a corrupt, ruthless world of poseurs, mildly camp but essentially unaffected. Genuinely in love with clothes, Cunningham makes you think of fashion in a more positive and enlightened way." The Guardian
Review of the documentary HERE.
About Films for Frockistas
Once a week during May/June we're having a Sunday arvo session at Songlines for frockistas and frockaholics. Join like-minded peeps to watch a film, share nibbles and sewing tips. You can bring what you're working on for show and tell.
We have set aside 2.5 hrs in the Songlines Experience Space for it. The space is air-conditioned, has a large screen and excellent sound system.
Doors open at 3.30. The screening will start at 4 pm.
On the program in May/June are iconic documentaries including Iris, Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist; The First Monday in May, The Gospel According to Andre and more.
What to bring
We have bench seats, please bring your own chair and/or cushion if you'd like a bit more comfort. You are welcome to bring your own drinks/nibbles too. We'll be providing some too.
Who is putting this together
This is a Songlines project in collaboration with Flying Fox Fabrics & Darwin Frocktails.