Page One: Inside The New York Times (Directed by Andrew Rossi) and Bill Cunningham New York (Directed by Richard Press)
Two documentaries paint the macro and micro picture of the ever-changing media landscape, and the individual lives it effects.
Page One: Inside The New York Times provides unparalleled access to the inner-workings of the most important and influential paper in the world, The New York Times. Struggling financially to stay afloat and learning to embrace and adapt to technology to remain relevant, the newspaper's fate is in the balance, which to many, myself included, is a scary thing.
Bill Cunningham New York is the story of famed photographer Bill Cunningham, who is well known for taking pictures of fashionable people on the streets of New York and Paris. His work has been seen all over the world, but primarily The New York Times. Words as simple as "quirky" and "eccentric" don't serve Cunningham's unique approach to life justice.
I grew up across the street from where Bill lived most of his professional life and fondly remember seeing him, in his signature blue shirt, riding his bike around midtown snapping away. The film captures human happiness in it's purest form and inspired me to always remember that life is what you make it, so make yourself content.