The rare example of a fashion based documentary that doesn’t wallow in privilege or ageism, Advanced Style looks at the subjects of street style photographer Ari Seth Cohen’s blog devoted to stylish women over the age of 50.
It isn’t particularly deep (most fashion docs aren’t), but the women being profiled are all highly articulate and perfectly willing to joke around. They take their style seriously and they love how dressing nicely makes them feel, but they never take themselves too seriously. Also despite Cohen appearing on screen and acting as the film’s producer, it never smacks of self-promotion.
Thankfully, it’s also not all about the latest, most expensive trends or relentless digging for vintage clothes. The spotlight here is personal creativity and how it’s reflected in each of director Lina Plioplyte’s joyfully selected subjects. It’s a wonderful entry to the very stale subgenre of fashion docs. (Andrew Parker)
Tuesday, April 29th, Hart House Theatre, 10:00pm (RUSH ONLY)
Thursday, May 1st, Isabel Bader Theatre, 1:00pm (RUSH ONLY)
Saturday, May 3rd, Regent Theatre, 1:30pm (RUSH ONLY)
Sunday, May 4th, Isabel Bader Theatre, 1:30pm (RUSH ONLY)