Two documentaries in two nights about octogenarians. I'm so bloody exciting it hurts.
Bill Cunningham is another weird dude. He's a fanatical fashion photographer who's been influencing and documenting the fashion industry for longer than I've been alive. Now he's 80 and he still pedals his bike up and down the streets of New York capturing image after image. He still uses film, too.
He seems like a nice bloke. His passion for his work is inspiring. But the documentary isn't quite as inspiring as Bill is. The doc is less about Bill and his life and more about Bill at 80. There's very little back story and I found that to be detrimental to the film. This guy's lead a long, rich life that could have been mined for content. But instead it's a very shallow film. It doesn't dig too much. It just sort of follows Bill around. I think they could have really charted his life a lot better and made for a more compelling narrative. But whatever.
Marie liked it a lot. I thought it was alright.