Finding Vivian Maier - The Movie

NOTE: I don't have a time yet for the showing - as it's not listed on the website yet. This will be in the evening. 

Finding Vivian Maier is the critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and, discovered decades later, is now among the 20thcentury’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.

Maier’s massive body of work would come to light when in 2007 her work was discovered at a local thrift auction house on Chicago’s Northwest Side. From there, it would eventually impact the world over and change the life of the man who championed her work and brought it to the public eye, John Maloof.

Currently, Vivian Maier’s body of work is being archived and cataloged for the enjoyment of others and for future generations. John Maloof is at the core of this project after reconstructing most of the archive, having been previously dispersed to the various buyers attending that auction. Now, with roughly 90% of her archive reconstructed, Vivian’s work is part of a renaissance in interest in the art of Street Photography.

Main Art Theater Ticket Prices: 

$9.25 GENERAL; $5.00 BARGAIN (M-TH ALL SHOWS BEFORE 6PM, FRI-SUN BEFORE 2PM); $7.00 SENIOR (62+); $7.00 CHILD (-12); $7.00 STUDENT

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  • Kit B.

    Excellent documentary, glad images were found and published

    May 5

  • Amy

    What a great movie! I am grateful that John Maloof is the person that found that box of negatives, and that the had the will, the money and the time to find out more about this woman, her life and her art. Her story as a simple story, filled with so much pain that it hindered her life, but also a story of triumph, because she lived the life that she wanted to live, she did what she wanted to do with her life - and how many of us can really (REALLY) say that. I am so glad that we set this up, and went as a group. What a great movie, and what absolutely fabulous photography.

    1 · May 3

  • Julia

    Great movie

    May 3

  • Kathryne W.

    Wonderful!

    May 3

  • James A.

    I will be coming with Stephanie Lehr and 3 others from the NW Ohio Photography Guild. Looking forward to this documentary and seeing you all tonight!

    2 · May 2

    • Julia

      Hey James we bought our tickets online just to be safe- look forward to meeting you

      May 2

  • Kathryne W.

    going in the afternoon for matinee...can`t wait to see this film!

    1 · May 2

  • Amy

    Movie starts at 7:30 - I still plan to get there and get my ticket around 7 - I'll be heading into the theater shortly after that.

    2 · April 29

  • James A.

    Any word on whether this movie is still showing?

    April 22

    • Amy

      Jim, it's still showing I just posted an update in the comments.

      April 22

  • Amy

    I just spoke to the Main Art Theater, they don't have the showtime listed yet, and won't have it until probably Monday. But, it will be "around 7" is what the guy said.

    April 22

  • Heather

    It's showing on Friday May 2...time isn't listed yet though. I'd have to imagine it would screen around 7 or 8. Saw the preview the other night...looks fantastic.

    April 22

  • Amy

    Show times are listed up to April 29th... come on already, let me post a real time!

    1 · April 14

  • Julia

    Hey Heather...was the premier date moved from the 25April to the 2 May?

    April 2, 2014

    • Amy

      I'm pretty rude fo sho

      2 · April 2, 2014

    • Julia

      Too funny !!! I'm psyched! Hope john comes for a Q&A!

      1 · April 2, 2014

  • Amy

    Dear everyone, this is the first line in this meetup: NOTE: I don't have a time yet for the showing - as it's not listed on the website yet. This will be in the evening.

    April 2, 2014

  • Kym D.

    Is it really 7am or should it be 7pm??

    March 28, 2014

    • Heather

      Its in the evening. Exact time TBD.

      March 28, 2014

  • Heather

    This looks fascinating. Imma go.

    1 · March 27, 2014

  • Kathryne W.

    YAY!

    March 11, 2014

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