Finding Vivian Maier
First screened in December 2014
Directors: John Maloof and Charlie Siskel. Documentary about Vivian Maier, a reclusive Chicago-area nanny who achieved renown after her death as one of the world's most celebrated street photographers. Screenplay: John Maloof and Charlie Siskel. Twitter Capsule:
A remarkable occasion engagingly seized, but in the quest for the persona too little is illumined in the art.
Maier's posthumous rise to prominence really is extraordinary. The film participates crucially in that exhumation, even if it isn't the most compelling element. Part of a valuable archive.