Finding Vivien Maier

Finding Vivien Maier
Director: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

USA, 2014, documentary, 84 min., english with lithuanian subtitles, V

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. Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, 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.


2014 – Best Documentary Feature at Portland International Film Festival.
2014 – Best New Director Award, Alaska Airlines Audience Award, Portland International Film Festival
2014 – Founders Prize for Best Documentary, Traverse City Film Festival.
2014 – Won (tied with The Overnighters by Jesse Moss) Grand Jury Prize, Knight Documentary Competition, Miami International Film Festival.
2014 – John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature, Palm Springs International Film Festival.

About the directors:

John Maloof is a filmmaker, photographer and historian. He is the chief curator of Vivian Maier’s work and editor of the book Vivian Maier: Street Photographer. Finding Vivian Maier is his directorial debut.
Charlie Siskel is a television and film producer. His producing credits include the Academy Award-winning Bowling for Columbine, and Religulous, both of which screened at the Festival. Finding Vivian Maier is his directorial debut.

Section: Main programme

Music: J. Ralph

Producer: Jeff Garlin