Poster for <em>Finding Vivian Maier</em>. Image courtesy of West End Films

Poster for Finding Vivian Maier. Image courtesy of West End Films

Finding Vivian Maier

  • Sun 9 Jul 2017
  • 4—5:30PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • General $12
  • Concession: Seniors, students, children (under 15) and community services card holders $10 (valid ID required)
  • Booking essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated: PG

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers

A critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and, discovered decades later, is now among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, 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 massive body of work would come to light when in 2007 her work was discovered at a local thrift auction house on Chicago’s Northwest Side. From there, it would eventually impact the world over and change the life of the man who championed her work and brought it to the public eye, John Maloof.

Currently, Vivian Maier’s body of work is being archived and cataloged for the enjoyment of others and for future generations. John Maloof is at the core of this project after reconstructing most of the archive, having been previously dispersed to the various buyers attending that auction. Now, with roughly 90% of her archive reconstructed, Vivian’s work is part of a renaissance in interest in the art of Street Photography.

English, 2013, Colour/Black and White, 84 min., Rated PG
Dir. John Maloof, Charlie Siskel


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Film still from <em>Finding Vivian Maier</em>. Image courtesy of West End Films

Film still from Finding Vivian Maier. Image courtesy of West End Films

Film still from <em>Finding Vivian Maier</em>. Image courtesy of West End Films

Film still from Finding Vivian Maier. Image courtesy of West End Films

Film still from <em>Finding Vivian Maier</em>. Image courtesy of West End Films

Film still from Finding Vivian Maier. Image courtesy of West End Films

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