An investigation into the life of the mysterious and talented street photographer
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A film that should be appeal to both art enthusiasts and mystery fans alike, Finding Vivian Maier follows one man's quest to track down a mysterious and gifted street photographer whose work he stumbles upon at an auction. Thinking he had just purchased a bunch of shots of Chicago, John Maloof (who is also co-director and co-producer of the film) comes to realize that he has something far more extraordinary in his possession. As he digs deeper and deeper into the incredible captures, he feels compelled to learn more about the person who took them: Vivian Maier. Equipped with an address and an obituary he finds on the Internet, Maloof begins to piece together the world of a career nanny who had a penchant for capturing the world around her. Featuring images, films and interviews with those who knew her, Maloof and Charlie Siskel's documentary takes the viewer on a wonderful and playful adventure.
This intriguing documentary shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.