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
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