On Friday, July 1, Farnsworth Art Museum and the Strand Theatre will present the July First Friday Film, “Bill Cunningham New York,” at 8 p.m. at the Strand, 345 Main St. The film will be followed by a brief discussion led by Roger Dell. the museum’s director of education.

“We all get dressed for Bill,” said Vogue editor Anna Wintour. The Bill in question is 80-something New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller — who all appear in the film out of their love for its subject), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, “Bill Cunningham New York” is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.

This film is part of a first Friday series focusing on artists and the visual arts, with brief discussion afterwards. Tickets are $8.30, $7 for museum members, and are for sale at the Strand box office prior to the film. For more information, call 596-0949 or visit farnsworthmuseum.org/education.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.