Finding Vivian Maier

Directed by: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

Screening - Friday, August 29, 2014, 7pm
Matinee - Saturday, August 30, 2014, 3pm
Screening - Saturday, August 30, 2014, 7pm

2014 | USA | 83 min.

In 2007, a trove of 100,000 photographic negatives was discovered at a Chicago estate auction. They had been taken by a woman named Vivian Maier who died in 2009. Her unposed street photography was worthy of comparison with the work of Helen Levitt and Lisette Model. This film portrait of Maier, by John Maloof, who discovered the work, is of someone impressively independent, implacably solitary, and increasingly strange. Her personality, though, remains fundamentally elusive. The film puzzles over Maier’s never having shown her work. But Maier’s art speaks for itself. It was a window through which she could see without being seen. She saw the compositions in her viewfinder. She knew how good they were.” Mark Feeney, Boston Globe.

Grand Jury Documentary Prize, Miami Film Festival, 2014

Events in Focus



Screening - Friday, October 3, 2014, 7pm
Matinee - Saturday, October 4, 2014, 3pm
Screening - Saturday, October 4, 2014, 7pm


SHOW-IN 2014, a project by Brianna Skellie and Margit Galanter

Friday, October 3, 2014, 11am - 7pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 11am - 1pm

Long weekend of dance, collaboration, sharing, and material development