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Sat/May 3rd: "Finding Vivian Maier"

  • May 3, 2014 · 6:00 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

 **** Update:  Due to recent "cold virus", not sure if I can make this film, but don't want to "cancel' as there are several "regulars" who will be able to find each other & hopefully connect with the rest....!  Thanks, Laura :) ****

Laura will be hosting this event!

- Hi everyone, this documentary has been around a couple of weeks & has gotten great reviews-- want to catch this little gem before it departs........

Please note that when you RSVP "yes" for an event, your Meet-up organizer will be expecting you.  If plans change and you can no longer attend, please be curteous and change your rsvp asap.  If changing "after" the deadline* to either cancel or join -perfectly ok!--(*for this event it will be Sat/May 3rd @4:30pm) please leave message/text my cell* as I might not have internet access after this time. (* to be provide night before..)



Meet-up details: (Please read & copy down imp. info!)

 Group Meet-up time: Suggest 6:00-6:15pm- inside entrance to right .(after purchasing ticket)

 Film time & location: Sat/May 3rd @ 7:00pm*,TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 KingSt.W)  (* please check back late Wed/ April 30 in case of any time changes...)

How to find group: Please look for my large leopard-spotted purse w/ red straps &/or call cell -- I may also be wearing a "leopard-spotted scarf"...(!)

Please call or text cell   if: running late, need to cancel after deadline, want to join after deadline (perfectly ok!) &/or cannot locate me, the purse or the group....  (if you do not have a cell, there are payphones beside theatre entrance)

 Thanks for reading, now for film details:


"Finding Vivian Maier"

(Documentary)   (1 hr & 24 minutes)

Directed by: John Maloof & Charlie Siskel

Brief Description: "..A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers & discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century's greatest photographers ..."

 (Please see entertainment section of paper or online for more details!)


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  • Laura

    .. a "belated" review... after having had a chance to see it (finally!) last night-May 17th (2 weeks after the "group"...!)-- & must say I agree w/ everyone's comments- truly a remarkable film about a remarkable woman & artist.. definitely a "must-see" for anyone interested in "photography" especially, as well as a good "human-interest" story....(!) L=)

    1 · May 19, 2014

  • Richard C.

    It is a film that bears seeing twice. Thanks Laura for organizing this special experience and a votre sante !

    May 5, 2014

  • Laura

    Thanks everyone for your wonderful & insightful commentary!! The signs of a good film I think is that it helps change our perspective on how we view things.. in this case, seeing the world through the lens of someone who took numerous photographs of everyday life, capturing small "moments" that are special, and that many of us may take for granted.... same can be true in our day to day life... --perhaps many moments are "special" if we just take the time to be more "present"...?!
    --Further reinforces my interest in seeing this film b/f it leaves the cinema... (!)
    Sorry again I missed seeing this w/ you all & sharing in some good "alligater pie" afterwards...(!!) L=}

    1 · May 5, 2014

  • Donna W.

    Vivian Maier seemed to personify the paradox & resilience of the human spirit: she had no home, no family of her own yet experienced family life; no children of her own yet experienced the joy of raising children. Her artistic determination capturing such intimate moments with other street strangers, a bittersweet story of survival; a large, strong woman who overcame some sort of 'larger than life' first family dysfunction yet so fragile, a recluse, an eccentric finally defeated by old age. Then simply, by chance, Vivian's genius brought to life again by a random stranger. Vivian's story touched me deeply.

    May 4, 2014

    • Jeannie

      I thought about her all day today.

      May 4, 2014

    • Jeannie

      Every time I looked down an alley,or at kids playing on the streets or rows of houses with the clouds in the sky...everything seemed to be a perfectly framed shot,and I even got my camera out to take some photos. I felt like Vivian,capturing a beautiful shot that would never be developed,

      May 4, 2014

  • Catherine A

    I was very glad to have the opportunity to see this, one of my top-of-my-must-see-movies list, with a group of smart and interesting people. Really enjoyed the film - lots to think about and discuss afterwards. Thank you for your company, everyone, and to Laura for organizing it.

    May 4, 2014

  • Richard C.

    Part art, part detective story, this is amazing narrative, reconstructing an anonymous life from Vivian Maier's huge photographic and scant paper trail artifacts left homeless after her death.

    Without judgment the writer/director/detective and other protagonist in this story reconstructs an eccentric, brilliant character from the children, families, communities and photographic studies whose lives she touched.

    Sadly life's monetary rewards only came to him, rewards for honouring her by bringing her work to the public and art markets. As well for telling her story in this documentary.

    I am grateful to my fellow attendees for bringing meaning to this documentary treasure.

    May 4, 2014

  • Laura

    Unfortunately was not able to attend d/t illness, but so glad most of the members who rsvp'd went ahead & attended, managed to find each other ... & hopefully enjoyed the film! Thanks everyone for attending what looked like a really interesting film! :)

    May 4, 2014

  • Jeannie

    It was fascinating. ..gave us alot to discuss over our alligator pie!

    May 3, 2014

  • Laura

    Connie, bernies, Honour & Elayne: wish you'd waited for me to "post" (it was my intention for a while,but hadn't had the opportunity yet... next time send an email if you see something that I might be posting in near future.... out of the 450 new films that seem to be released each week... ) :) -- but glad you got a chance to see this & thought it was good...!!

    2 · May 1, 2014

  • Laura

    -Looking forward to this!

    April 30, 2014

    • bernies

      Recently saw the film... would like to see Maiers originals if possible in LA when I visit this summer

      April 30, 2014

  • Jeannie

    You do have good taste,in movies and purses!

    1 · April 30, 2014

  • Melanie

    I wish I could come – I've really wanted to see this movie – but unfortunately, I'm busy Saturday. Hope everyone enjoys it!

    April 30, 2014

  • Liliana W.

    Thank you for organizing this. I love your choice of movies. See you Saturday. Liliana

    April 30, 2014

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