Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian Maier

By John Maloof & Charlie Siskel

  • Genre: John Maloof & Charlie Siskel
  • Release Date: 2014-03-28
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 1h 23min
  • Director: John Maloof & Charlie Siskel
  • Production Company: Ravine Pictures
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 181 Ratings


Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. 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.



  • Amazing

    By Sadie12345678910
    I was blown away by this documentary. This was so well done! What an interesting woman. Vivian Maier had so much talent. It's a shame she was not known for it when she was alive.
  • Fascinating

    By The Dude is taken
    Amazing story. So cool. I wish I was the guy that found this and went of the adventure to find out who she was.
  • Fascinating from multiple angles

    By jimstoic
    It's a biography of someone who may eventually be recognized as one of the great photographers of the last half of the twentieth century. It's an investigation of a mystery about the woman who took these great photographs but left most of them hidden during her lifetime. Both stories are interesting, and together they are fascinating.
  • Fascinating portrait of eccentric but brilliant photographer

    By rocko38
    Touching portrayal of eccentric individual that was a hidden talent. An undiscovered great. I hope this movie brings to light the greatness and power of Vivian Maier
  • Fascinating!

    By Fleet North
    As a (very) amateur photographer I was quite inspired by this movie, but it was also a great mystery and fascinating portrayal of a singular and unique individual. I really enjoyed it, well done!
  • Intriguing!!!

    By Judita14
    This is more than just art and hidden/undiscovered (til now thx to Mr. Maloof) talent but about the way this story is told. To be able to go thru this persons life of what was left behind (which was not an easy task) i have to say a lot of sweat was shed; between her artwork which is captivating but her life and persona in this movie was captured so profoundly that it had me weeping because what you see hear is life in its purest form. We as humans have the capacity of greatness yet destruction and Vivian Maier was no different. The connection is real. Thx Mr. Maloof for putting your heart into this project.
  • Loved it

    By Color junkie
    Great film
  • Not Conclusive

    By jeffcspears
    It is very difficult to do a documentary on a reclusive person who is dead. Good effort but an impossible task.
  • When not painfully boring it's disturbing

    By Dan Tomassi
    I wonder about the people who gave this movie such great reviews. As a parent it's disturbing how poor a nanny this woman was and a significant reflexion of the times that so many parents chose to hire this clearly disturbed person to watch their children. Additionally, unless your a connoisseur of photography or a an art person, the movie is hardly interesting.
  • wow...

    By Skip 'old dog' Howard
    my hobby is a bit of photography. but Vivian is really impressive. the movie is just as impressive. it has more depth than I ever expected. fine movie. id want a photo of her on my wall so to remind me of how she lived ....