Monday, October 01, 2012
Those Who Seek Beauty, Will Find it!
In the past few days I have seen a couple of amazing films....if you find yourself in need of a good fix...
Bill Cunningham's New York
One of my favorite films I have seen in a long time! This simple documentary chronicles the life of the modest Bill Cunningham, a veteran New York City fashion photographer. The passion this man brings to his chosen occupation is almost palpable - I loved his enthusiasm and love of my favorite city. His line, "Those who seek beauty will find it!" was said after accepting the chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the Ministry of Culture in France.
A documentary on the relationship between Yves Saint-Laurent and his lover, Pierre Berge. This quiet film taught me about the lasting love this couple shared as well as gave me insight into how people collect and build a life together through their love of art. A visually beautiful film shot in Paris, Morocco and New York.
The Cats of Mirikatani
For years JZ, Sofia and I lived in downtown New York and across the street on the side of the local bodega, lived a Japanese man that painted all day - every day. On sunny days he would display his artwork along the benches and when the winter approached, he would build himself a covered tarp and live underneath trying to avoid the harsh elements. Within days after September 11th, I noticed he was gone. I worried that something had happened to him - and I never knew exactly what...until I saw this movie.
Enjoy! If you have seen any good movies lately, please pass them along....I am hooked on Netflix!
Posted by Kaari Marie