During her lifetime, Vivian Maier was a prickly recluse who worked as a nanny. With a Rolleiflex camera almost always strapped around her neck, however, she pursued a private passion for photography on the streets of Chicago, quietly building a stunning archive of over 100,000 negatives. She was not discovered as an artist until two years before her death, when defaulted payments on a storage space led to boxes of her negatives being auctioned off to collector John Maloof. Finding Vivian Maier, directed by Maloof and Charlie Siskel, attempts to unveil the mystery surrounding Maier’s personal life and body of work through never before seen photographs and interviews with the people who thought they knew her. Dr. Janice Simon, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Art History at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, will give an introduction.
5:30 p.m. & 8 p.m. $7.50–9.75. www.athenscine.com
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