A Celebration of Love: Wine and Cupcakes

A Celebration of Love: Wine and Cupcakes

If I ruled the world, ev’ry day would be the first day of spring,
Every heart would have a new song to sing,
And we’d sing of the joy every morning would bring.

If I ruled the world, ev’ry man would be as free as a bird,
Ev’ry voice would be a voice to be heard,
Take my word we would treasure each day that occurred.

Wine and Cupcakes is a visually beautiful artistic 12-minute short film by photographer Bruce Weber, a multilayered emotional celebration of love. Bruce Weber is renowned for his fashion photography, which over the past 30 years has appeared in editorial layouts for Vogue and Vanity Fair magazines, and in advertising campaigns for Abercrombie + Fitch and Ralph Lauren, but his long career as a filmmaker is not nearly as well known.

As an independent film director, Weber has self-financed documentaries and short films for the past 20 years. Many of his works have been widely acclaimed, but they have never been widely distributed in theaters and seem to go out of print not long after they are released. The range of Weber’s interests is very wide and somewhat eccentric, so his films often feel like the private visual journals of an obsessive fan and collector.

Wine and Cupcakes is an emotionally touching commemoration of New York City’s Central Park, shot partly as a remembrance of the aftermath of 9/11. The film is also a celebration of intimate personal feelings of love, following a middle-aged artist couple as they spend a long autumn afternoon in Central Park doing nothing special, but nevertheless storing up wonderful memories of a perfect New York day. The married couple is composer and pianist Paul Cantelon and singer Angela McCluskey, friends and neighbors of Weber in Manhattan. McCluskey is a Grammy nominated Scottish songstress who has had a long career as eclectic as her personal style.

A Celebration of Love: Wine and Cupcakes

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