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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

Finding Vivian Maier | Review

Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

“Finding Vivian Maier” is a documentary released in 2013 about the life of the secret photographer, Vivian Maier. It was written, directed and producer by John Maloof, the man who discovered her work and began to share it with people across the globe. 337 more words



There is something brilliantly magnetic and potent about seeing photographic stills on the cinema screen. For those brief few moments, time seems to stand still as we take in the details of the scene – almost, perhaps, more powerful than examining a photograph in real life. 585 more words


Finding Vivian Maier (2014) John Maloof and Charlie Siskel

It takes a certain quality to be street photographer. You need to get close enough to your subject in order to capture that decisive moment, yet manage to remain elusive, almost invisible to all. 793 more words