Finding Vivian Maier (DVD)


When John Maloof bought an unmarked box of undeveloped negatives back in 2007, he had no idea that he had just stumbled upon one of the 20th century’s most important troves of street photography and self/portraiture. The photographer: Vivian Maier, a secretive and eccentric nanny who over the course of more than

three decades took tens of thousands of photos of everyday urban life - and showed them to no one.

Finding Vivian Maier follows Maloof as he embarks on a quest to reveal the woman behind the Rolleiflex camera. Part retrospective, part detective story, Finding Vivian Maier is a touching portrait of a woman haunted by her past. For a contemporary age obsessed with self-documentation via all forms of technology, Vivian Maier was a pioneer.

  • Nominated for a 2015 Academy Award for Best Documentary.
  • Critically acclaimed and certified 94% fresh on Rotten tomatoes.

“A character study wrapped in a detective story” - FILMINK

“…a thrilling portrait of an extremely talented artist living a secretive and mysterious life.” - Mindfood

“Plays like Searching For Sugarman but with almost instantly iconic photographs instead of music.” - Hollywood Reporter

“Absorbing, touching and satisfyingly enjoyable” - The New York Times