FREE SNEAK PREVIEW: Finding Vivian Maier (filmmakers in person!)

Found in trunks buried deep within forgotten storage lockers were 100,000 photographs charting the life of one of the 20th century’s greatest photographers — a breathtaking artist who very nearly remained a total undiscovered mystery. In much the same way that In The Realms of the Unreal’s Henry Darger was only brought to the world’s attention after his death, Finding Vivian Maier charts the impossible story of an unassuming nanny who, over the many years she lived roaming from family to family, secretly snapped an endless stream of insightful and era-defining street photography: a body of work that has since been hailed by art critics the world over. John Maloof, the film’s co-director and the young man who first brought Maier’s work to light after discovering her discarded photos in an auctioned storage box, takes us on a guided tour of both his obsessive quest to piece together a near-complete Maier archive, and the ever-deepening enigma of Maier’s equally obsessive, inwardly drawn identity. Never-before-seen photographs, films and interviews with dozens of folks who thought they knew the “real” Vivian further illuminate this most juicy of cultural whodunits. Co-directors John Maloof and Charlie Siskel in person!
Dirs. John Maloof & Charlie Siskel, 2013, digital presentation, 83 min.

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