FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 AT 8:00PM | FREE ADMISSION
This screening will take place on the Cox Plaza at MOCA Tucson, 265 S. Church Ave.
“More connect-the-dots detective thriller than traditional doc, John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s revelatory riddle of a film unmasks a brilliant photographer who hid in plain sight for decades.” – Chris Nasahwaty, Entertainment Weekly
Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a loner who worked as a nanny most of her life, and shot photos constantly everywhere she went, taking over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Amateur historian John Maloof bought the contents of her storage locker by chance at an auction, and soon became obsessed with trying to learn more about the mysterious recluse. The first trace he was able to find of her was her recent obituary. Since then Maloof has organized many acclaimed exhibits of her work, and is crusading to put this prolific photographer into the history books. In Finding Vivian Maier, Maloof and co-director Charlie Siskel’s captivating documentary, 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. (Dir. by John Maloof & Charlie Siskel, 2013, USA, 83 mins., Not Rated)