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Vivian Maier Photographer2012

  • 3.5
Chicago filmmaker Tom Palazzolo turns his lens to film a very different portrait of Vivian Maier, the mysterious Chicago photographer whose work was only discovered posthumously. After her work (developed after years of storage) went viral in 2009, Maier has been the subject of several studies and documentaries, though Palazzolo's VIVIAN MAIER PHOTOGRAPHER uniquely adopts the artist's photographic theme of self-portraiture as a means of discovering what lay behind Maier's still-mysterious life and work. - Tom Fritsche

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Like watching a screensaver of Maier's work with a grating voiceover that lasts the entire twelve minutes.

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sweet_she's a wonderful photographer_glad we found her

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A fictional, posthumous monologue by Vivian Maier about her life and work. It's a very effective, brief introduction to her and her remarkable photos. Definitely worth seeing.

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Vivian Maier may ultimately be regarded as one of the great photographers of the 20th century. This short documentary is a decent introduction to the life of this enigmatic figure, but it cannot penetrate beyond shrouds. Perhaps the photos themselves do a better job of telling us who was Vivian Meier

short and story of personal endeavor

Worth watching!

lovely lyrical memoir of a great unknown

A beautiful, intimate portrait!

Touching, interesting...wonderful photos.


Amazing what a woman of small means could do in those days.