Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian Maier

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Documentary about the discovery of over 100,000 photographs and negatives taken by the late Vivian Maier, a nanny who kept her passion for photography a secret from even her closest friends. John Maloof was the real estate agent who won the photographs at an auction, only to discover the secret life of the accomplished street photographer. More

Maier travelled all over the world during the 1950s and 1960s, visiting the roughest parts of cities to take the most interesting portraits of the people she saw. It is only now that she is receiving recognition for her work that she kept hidden from the world when she was alive.

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2014Rating: PG83 minsUSA
DocumentaryFestival & Independent

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Finding Vivian Maier | Reviews

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Vivien Maier -- a street-snappin’, newspaper-hoarding nanny from Chicago -- is essentially a kindred spirit to the atonal-folk warbler of Jandek on Corwood, the phantom tile-maker of Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles and the reclusive, fantasy-painting janitor of In the Realms of the Unreal. As with those films, Finding Vivian Maier is driven by a genuinely consuming curiosity, taking delight in excavating hitherto unavailable information about a creative enigma whom, perhaps, would rather remain that way.

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Variety

Variety

An aptly obsessive study of obsession.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

An exciting electric current of discovery runs through this.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A fascinating story which continues to raise more questions than it answers.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Treats Maier's background as a puzzle that doubles as self-promotion, supporting her photographs with an amazing story that gives them context.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Downbeat and inconclusive, but likeable all the same.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A sleekly assembled and intriguing project, if clearly a very commercial proposition.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

An intriguing look at a lost voice.

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Finding Vivian Maier | Release Details

Finding Vivian Maier is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and DocPlay and Apple TV and TVNZ On Demand and Academy On Demand and Beamafilm.