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The Nanny and the Camera

From Peter Rehak

One of my favourite lines in the movies is in Jean-Luc Godard’s classic Breathless in a scene where budding journalist Jean Seberg is sent to a news conference with a famous movie director. 453 more words

Vivian Maier: An unsolved puzzle

I saw a remarkable film this past weekend. “Finding Vivian Maier.”

If you get a chance, see it. It’s well worth your times.

Vivian was an enigma. 276 more words


Finding Vivian Maier

Since John Maloof first happened to acquire a box of Vivian Maier‘s negatives in a 2007 auction, more and more attention has gathered about the mysterious nanny who shot over 100,000 street photos. 235 more words

San Francisco

‘Vivian Maier’ Brings Nanny-Photographer’s Life Into Focus

For those of you who have read my earlier blogs, you will know that I discovered Vivian Maier by chance in 2012. Akin to John Maloof who stumbled on her negatives at a flea market in 2007 `and purchased them, I fell upon an article about his discovery and have been smitten since.   152 more words


Review: Finding Vivian Maier (2014, Maloof & Siskel)

Originally posted on CriterionCast March 26th, 2014

In 2007, young local Chicago real estate agent and historian John Maloof purchased roughly 30,000 prints and negatives from a local auction house. 863 more words

Film Review

Another Great Documentary! Go See "Finding Vivian Maier"

Thirty years ago I don’t recall as many interesting documentary films coming out. I thought “The Thin Blue Line” achieved something extraordinary when I saw it the year after its theatrical release. 702 more words

Theatrical Film Reviews

Finding Vivian Maier and 20 Feet from Stardom

Coincidentally, two of the best documentaries I’ve seen lately focus on women who spent a good part, if not all, of their creative lives hiding in plain sight.  935 more words