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!