Documentary ‘Calendar Girl’ celebrates the life of Fashion Calendar founder Ruth Finley

Ruth Finley
Ruth Finley in the Fashion Calendar office, just before it closed in 2014.
Photo credit: Christian D. Bruun

Celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, the Award-Winning Documentary “Calendar Girl” commemorates the life of Ruth Finley, Founder of the Iconic Fashion Calendar. 

For more than 70 years, Ruth Finley changed the fashion industry as we know it by creating a calendar that scheduled every fashion event in New York City.

“They talk today about the disruptors, in the economy, like an iPhone, or Uber, or all of these major disruptors, and the Elon Musks of the world,” Edie Weiner, President and CEO of the Future Hunters, said. “But in her day, Ruth was a major disruptor.”

Filmmaker Christian Bruun captures the life of Finley through this award-winning documentary. The film moves through the life, work and legacy this woman helped create. She was paving the way for herself in a man’s world by developing a character of tenacity and perseverance. 

“When I met Ruth Finley for the first time over coffee in her apartment in 2014, she was not someone who readily talked about herself, but with the sale of the Calendar, she was prepared to share her thoughts, and her outlook on life resonated with me,” Brunn Director of the film said. “I was committed to understanding her long life and character—she disrupted and redefined an enormous and influential industry and did so consistently without a narcissistic craving for the spotlight. The film explores her impact on fashion, but at its core, is an intimate portrait of Ruth, focused on personal moments and reflection.”

For more information visit, www.calendargirlfilm.com.