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'Finding Vivian Maier'

Enjoyable but this critically well-regarded documentary sadly runs out of steam. For an investigative documentary, finding information about Vivian Maier is relatively too easy. The result is a lack of  cinematic punch. 60 more words

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Finding Vivian Maier: A Profoundly Private Artist Meets Her Public--Finally

In 2007, at a Chicago auction house, John Maloof purchased a storage locker crammed full of photo prints and negatives. Struck by their quality, Maloof hunted down as much of the photographer’s work as he could find – at one point, he counted in his collection some 100,000 negatives, and nearly another 3,000 roles of film still undeveloped. 387 more words


Finding Vivian Maier (2013) Documentary | Biography | Mystery Film. Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

Real estate agent, John Maloof explains how a trip to a local auction house, in search for old pictures to use for a book history of his neighborhood, resulted in him bidding and winning a box full of old negatives. 854 more words


FILM REVIEW: Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian Maier (John Maloof & Charlie Siskel, 2013)
Who knew Mary Poppins was a street photographer? Though she wasn’t quite as magical, Vivian Maier, like Poppins, was a nanny with a special gift. 265 more words

Finding Vivian Maier - A Review

Finding Vivian Maier is a documentary about an undiscovered artist which unfolds how a forensic case would. We start off with a young man John Maloof buying a box of film negatives at an auction to help with the history book he is writing and hopes that the negatives will have some images of Chicago from the earlier years that he can use. 914 more words


Finding Vivian Maier

As is often the case with documentaries, the less you know beforehand, the better. And as is unquestionably the case here, the 5-star story which unfolds is surprisingly enthralling. 134 more words

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Finding Vivian Maier

 Finding Vivian Maier, a film by John Maloof & Charlie Siskel

I hadn’t heard of this documentary until coming across it on a long plane ride from London to Los Angeles the other day. 226 more words