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Finding Vivian Maier - The Movie

'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 20th 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.

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.

Official Website and Trailer

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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  • 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, 2014

    • Kendra

      I want to see it again! Simply amazed by it!

      May 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes had the same feeling toward John Maloof.

      May 3, 2014

  • Kendra

    One of the most captivating and fascinating documentaries I've seen in recent years. Go see this film!

    May 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    For anyone who has never been to this theater there is free parking in the rear of the building. Great old theater!

    May 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed this film..a few unexpected interviews and insights into Miss Maier!

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Linda M.

    Thank you Amy for organizing...

    May 2, 2014

    • Amy

      hahaha.. Kendra does most of the organizing for sure. But you are more than welcome!

      1 · May 2, 2014

  • Linda M.

    I won't be able to make it tonight. But I'm definitely going to see this movie, hopefully Sunday or Monday Thank you for organizing Kendra.

    May 2, 2014

    • Kendra

      HI Linda - Amy is the host and organizer for this movie event. So all thanks go to her:)

      May 2, 2014

  • Mark

    I'm sorry but I'll have to make an earlier show.

    May 2, 2014

  • Stephen (Steve) P.

    I can't make the film, but if anyone is going out after the movie I could make that. My cell number is [masked]

    May 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going to opt for one of the earlier showtimes .

    1 · May 1, 2014

    • Amy

      I would join you, if my pesky job didn't prevent me. :D

      May 1, 2014

  • Amy

    The movie starts at 7:30 - I'll probably still be there around 7.

    1 · May 1, 2014

  • 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, 2014

    • Kendra

      Showtime this Friday is 7:30‎pm.

      1 · April 30, 2014

  • Mark

    See you all there.

    April 14, 2014

  • Amy

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

    April 14, 2014

  • Christine W.

    My meet up post says May 2 at 7am and you guys blew me away! Lol glad to here it will be in the evening.

    2 · March 28, 2014

  • Christine W.

    Kendra, surely you jest!! 7 am to see a movie on a Friday?????????

    March 27, 2014

    • Amy

      :)

      March 27, 2014

    • Kendra

      Hi Christine - Amy is hosting this movie meetup. I'm just coming along for the fun w/ everyone else:)

      March 27, 2014

6 went

  • Amy
    Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Kendra
    Assistant Organizer
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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