Finding Vivian Maier

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USA | 2013 | 83 Minutes | John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

June 30, 2014

Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime.

Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

"Maier's work, interspersed throughout the film, lets us hear her voice: an array of faces gazing at us, meeting her camera, creating a tiny moment in time." - Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

"An exciting electric current of discovery runs through Finding Vivian Maier...absorbing, touching and satisfyingly enjoyable because Maier was a fascinating, poignant and somewhat enigmatic woman." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

  • Director: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
  • Principal Cast: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Mary Ellen Mark
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2013
  • Running Time: 83 Minutes
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: IFC Films