Finding Vvian Maier

inding Vivian Maier is a 2013 American documentary film about the photographer Vivian Maier, written, directed, and produced by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, and executive produced by Jeff Garlin.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Maier was a French-American woman who worked most of her life as a nanny and housekeeper to a multitude of Chicago families. She carried a camera everywhere she went,[9] but Maier’s photographic legacy was largely unknown during her lifetime. She died in 2009.[10]

The film documents how Maloof discovered her work and, after her death, uncovered her life through interviews with people who knew her. Maloof had purchased a box of photo negatives at a 2007 Chicago auction, then scanned the images and put them on the Internet. News articles began to come out about Maier and a Kickstarter campaign for the documentary was soon underway.[11]

The film had its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2013.[12] It was shown in cinemas, and was released on DVD in November 2014.[13] Upon release, the film received critical acclaim,[14] and won various awards, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 87th Academy Awards.[15]

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