Finding Vivian Maier
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:30 pm
Location: The INN at Canal Square, Lewes, DE
Admission: Tickets are $15 each (includes pre-screening refreshments and film), and can be purchased online here (coming soon) or by calling 302-645-9095 ext.1. through noon, Wednesday, October 8. Please note that tickets are non-refundable.
Finding Vivian Maier is a mesmerizing biopic that shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it recounts the life of the eccentric Vivian Maier. A nanny by trade, Maier took over 100,000 photographs that went virtually unseen until amateur historian John Maloof purchased them from an auction house in 2007. Once Maloof realized the brilliance of his discovery he set out to tell her story through her never-before-seen photographs and interviews with those who knew her well. Visually striking, viewers get to see the best of her outstanding efforts. Why did Vivian never show her work to anyone? Did she wish to keep it private or was she unaware of the scope of her talent? The film portrays Maier’s passion for documenting the world around her in the second half of the twentieth century.
Finding Vivian Maier was an official selection of the Palm Springs, Berlin, Rio De Janeiro, Toronto, and Miami 2014 International Film Festivals and won Best Documentary Feature and Best New Director(s) at the Portland International Film Festival. Metrosource Magazine says, “Fascinating. A picture emerges of an artist both brilliant and flawed. Maier’s photos alone are worth the price of admission.” [2013, USA, Runtime: 83 min, Not Rated, English and French]
Watch the trailer.
Presented in partnership with the Rehoboth Art League and The INN at Canal Square