Image from theseptemberissue.com
Patricia just commented (and tweeted teehee) that the Chelsea Theater in Chapel Hill is showing The September Issue!
The showtimes for tonight through Thursday are 7:10PM and 9:00PM.
I saw it on Saturday at Galaxy Cinema with my sister, another avid Anna/Vogue fan, and my mom, who had no idea who Anna was.
Verdict: Six thumbs up.
The documentary gives a rare, if small, glimpse into Anna Wintour’s personal life and character. The first 10 seconds after leaving the theater, I was a little disappointed – I guess I expected the documentary to delve deeper into Anna. But then I realized, if she had openly divulged everything about her, the way she thinks, why she is awesome, etc., she wouldn’t be the cold Anna we know and love. Besides, Grace Coddington, and to a lesser extent, ALT, were such huge presences that getting to know them made up for it. There were tons of little trivia about the issue that gave it new meaning for me – I found myself flipping through it after the documentary, and loving it even more.
Anna Wintour at Mario Schwab; image from nymag.com
R.J. Cutler, creator of The War Room, winner and nominee of various awards that you can find on IMDB, documented Anna Wintour and her Vogue-ttes in the making of the most EPIC issue of Vogue ever. Weighing in at almost 5 pounds, with 840 pages of editorials, shopping guides, and advertisements, the September 2007 issue of Vogue was the single largest issue ever produced by any magazine. EVER.
And it FINALLY comes to the Triangle this weekend!
Unfortunately, only Galaxy Cinema in Cary and The Rialto in Raleigh are showing it. But for your convenience, I, the world’s biggest Team Anna member, have graciously compiled the showtimes for Friday and Saturday (they are the same) at Galaxy Cinema:
1:10 4:00 7:10 9:25
Rest assured, I’ll be back Monday with a review.
In the meantime…
- The movie’s official website
- A funny clip of Andre Leon Talley (Editor-at-large, inexhaustible source of one-liners, wearer of HUGE capes, visitor of Raleigh this July!, etc.) playing tennis
- Another clip: Cover girl Sienna Miller has greasy hair, but more importantly, Grace Coddington (Creative director) is awesome!
And don’t forget to keep up with all the Spring 2010 RTW shows on style.com! Create lookbooks of your favorites and share please!
A few thoughts/realizations:
- This is one of the very few times I’ve heard her voice! If she were to call me on the phone, I’d think she was a prank-caller, yell at her, and hang up.
- Watching footage of this year’s Met ball, various shows, and listening to Karl Lagerfeld and Nicolas Ghesquiere talk about her make me jealous of her position and yet weirdly appreciative that it’s her, and not me.
- Also, I think I should direct my memory skills towards my studies rather than at recognizing almost every fashion figure shown – models, designers, editors, etc. I am pathetic?
Overall, I realize it was only a 15-20 minute segment, and on CBS, but where are the hard-hitting questions!? I know this was probably geared towards the general public (duh) but I can’t help but wish they’d include a few style and insider questions for us fashion lovers.
In related (and older) news, this is one of my favorite articles about Anna Wintour:
It’s written by Cathy Horyn, who also has an awesome blog (http://runway.blogs.nytimes.com/), and it explores Anna’s impact on fashion, Vogue, and the American public. And by explore, I mean, it really questions how beneficial that impact really is.
What were your thoughts??
Morley Safer profiles Anna Wintour on 60 Minutes tomorrow night at 7PM.
Maybe this is a small publicity stunt for the new documentary, The September Issue (which comes out in September!) or it could be a by-product of how fashion is invading our televisions. Either way, I love it and her.