A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the twentieth century's greatest photographers. 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.
Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Daniel Arnaud, Simon Amédé, Maren Baylaender, Eula Biss, Bindy Bitterman, Roger Carlson, Phil Donahue, Karen Frank, Dayanara Garcia, Howard Greenberg, Sylvain Jaussaud, Patrick Kennedy, Virginia Kennedy, Jeffrey 'Guffy' Levant, Jennifer Levant, Sarah Matthews-Ludington, Mary Ellen Mark, Edward 'Joe' Matthews
- Finding Vivian Maier review by DB
Got this film due to a good review in Empire magazine. Very interesting film that builds from one person making a find and spreading out from there. The photographs that Vivian Maier took really are quite beautiful, showing street life in all it's forms. She makes for a fascinating character despite her foibles. If you enjoyed Searching for Sugarman you'll love this film as it has many parallels to that highly rated film. The main presenter guiding us through the story shows a genuine curiosity that sweeps you up and takes you along with the ride and is the driving force in uncovering the story behind the over 100,000 photos that were taken. Would recommend this film and at only 84 minutes long, doesn't feel like it has overstayed it's welcome.