Seasonal Special Happenings

Mystery Woman

When: Sat., Aug. 30 2014

A 2012 documentary that received rave reviews, Finding Vivian Maier documents how collector John Maloof randomly discovered photographic negatives belonging to Maier, an unknown Chicago nanny, and then worked tirelessly to get prints made and sent to galleries. Co-director Charlie Siskel has joked that he was drawn to the story by its potential headline: “Nanny Takes Hundreds of Photos, Never Shows Them, and Now She’s Hailed as One of the Great Photographers of the 20th Century.” Through careful research, Siskel meticulously reveals Maier’s life story and combines the narratives of her job as a nanny with her life as an artist. In the end, the film successfully captures the two lives that Maier led. The movie screens tonight at 9:20 and tomorrow afernoon at 4:30 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Tickets are $9. (Niesel)

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