Almost every day for the last 50 years Bill Cunningham has ridden his Schwinn bicycle through the streets of Manhattan, capturing the latest fashion trends worn by fixtures who shape the industry. The thing the 80-something New York Times photographer doesn’t have in common with the modern paparazzi is that his subjects don’t want to beat him senseless. They are actually quite fond of him, which is evident in Richard Press’ documentary Bill Cunningham New York. Screening at the Michigan Theater beginning on June 10, socialites like Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor and David Rockefeller appear in the candid docu turning the camera on the man who has spent a lifetime gracefully capturing others. 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8397. www.michtheater.org
Nevertheless Film Festival opens in mid July in Ann Arbor, and Current sat down with festival founder Meredith Finch to talk about what makes this film festival unique. The festival’s name is inspired by the phrase “Nevertheless, she persisted,” spoken by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when justifying his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren
“A vision of Now” is part of a line from the Go-Go’s song “Vision of Nowness”, featured in their new jukebox musical, Head Over Heels.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, a semiannual event starting Sunday, June 9, is the perfect time to try something new (or settle into your stand-by favorites with deep discounts).
Master printmaker and experimental artist Takeshi Takahara is a restless spirit. Rather than working comfortably within established print traditions, he prefers to skate near the edge of the unknown.