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Smile, It’s Your Close Up: Radiant City

  • Museum of the City of New York 1220 5th Ave & 103rd St New York (map)

Smile, It's Your Close Up: Radiant City

Bill Cunningham New York

Richard Press, 2010, 84 min
The contemporary, modish human flora and fauna of New York’s glittering concrete jungle are captured in Bill Cunningham New York, a look into the life of the late, great street and society photographer. Following the film, join us for a conversation to remember Bill with those who knew him and his work well.

Kim Hastreiter, Co-Founder and Editor, Paper Magazine
Mickey Boardman, Editorial Director, Paper Magazine
Sally Singer, Creative Digital Director, Vogue
Lana Turner, Bill Cunningham subject and friend
Phyllis Magidson (moderator), Elizabeth Farran Tozer Curator of Costumes and Textiles, Museum of the City of New York

Smile, It’s Your Close Up: New York’s Documentaries, a nonfiction film series co-programmed by Jessica Green and Edo Choi of the Cinema at the Maysles Documentary Center and the Museum of the City of New York, zooms in on key moments, individuals, and communities to pose the question, “what makes New York New York?” Each program includes an introduction or conversation with filmmakers or other notable guests.

  • $15 for adults | $12 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $10 for Maysles Documentary Center members and Museum of the City of New York members. Includes Museum admission, wine or beer, and gourmet popcorn. 
  • Attention, Maysles Documentary Center members, email for your discount code for advance ticketing and member pricing is available at the door.
  • Attention, Museum of the City of New York members, to receive your discount, click on the “Buy Tickets” button above, then sign in to your account on the ticketing page.
  • Groups of 10 or more get discounts and priority seating, email or call us at or 917-492-3395

This event is co-sponsored by the CUNY Graduate Center Film Studies Program, the FIT Models & Stylists Association, Hoot Magazine, the Hunter College Film and Media Studies Department, the International Center of Photography, Made in NY: Fashion, the Manhattan College Department of Visual & Performing Arts, the NYU Department of Photography and Imaging, the Pratt Department of Photography, and The Documentary Forum @ City College of New York.

Earlier Event: December 9
I Am Not Your Negro
Later Event: December 18
Studio Screen: Yuri Kochiyama