Bill Cunningham New York
"We all get dressed for Bill," says Vogue editor Anna Wintour. The "Bill" in question is 80+ year old New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham, who for decades has been a Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirees 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 tan any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.*
Opening this coming Friday at the Crest, is an exclusive Sacramento engagement of the acclaimed documentary, Bill Cunningham New York. This eagarly anticipated film will be playing from April 22nd through Thursday April 28th at the Crest Theatre, and I am so stoked that it is coming to Sacramento! This is the latest film in the Verge Center for the Arts quarterly screening at the Crest.
The opening night, which benefits the Verge Center for the Arts, begins with a Trunk Show in the Crest lobby featuring local boutiques and designers, including the the beloved Crimson & Clover, Bows and Arrows, Modaspia, Thunderhorse Vintage and Babyfloss. Along with the fun of shopping vintage and local designers, as well as the premiere screening of Bill Cunningham New York, there will be a post-screening panel discussion with fashion bloggers, including Lorena Beightler of Sac Cycle Chic, Kari Shipman of Juniper James, Kerry Dolan (who is my co-founder of the Sacramento street style blog, Street Style SACRAMENTO,) as well, as...get this: ME!
The Trunk Show begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Crest Theatre lobby. The film begins at 8 p.m. in the Crest's main theatre, followed immediately by the panel discussion. Tickets are $15 general, and $12 for seniors and student. Advance tickets go on sale Friday, April 1st at the Crest Theatre Box Office, Phono Select, and tickets.com