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Never-Before-Seen Bill Cunningham Film Reveals Real Side of the Photographer

On Thursday evening in New York, friends, family and members of the fashion crowd gathered at the Lincoln Center Theater to watch a new film about the legendary photographer and style historian — their comrade Bill Cunningham.
“The Times of Bill Cunningham,” by director Mark Bozek and narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker, features an interview Bozek conducted with Cunningham in 1994 — one the photographer insisted would only take “10 minutes” but ended up going for hours. Bozek had been sitting on the footage for years, until he got in touch with Cunningham’s niece Trish Simonson. He traveled to Orangeburg, N.Y., to the Holiday Inn there, where he showed Simonson the interview via his laptop.
“Trish didn’t know [about her uncle’s involvement in] this fashion world at all. Bill kept his family completely separate from it. When they asked him his life, he sort of didn’t talk about it,” Bozek explained. “When I showed her the film, she heard her uncle like she’s never heard him talk in her life. She was really emotional, and so was I.
“And I thought, gosh, if that’s the first step, she would then bless it.”
Bless it she did. She gave Bozek access to Cunningham’s archives

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