FINDING VIVIAN MAIER, the documentary about the brilliant photographer Vivian Maier, whose genius went undiscovered for years as she worked as a nanny is discussed with filmmaker Charles Siskel. How Maier lived in obscurity, and how thousands of her photographs were discovered in storage after her death is explored in this meditation on art, fame, and recognition. Watch the trailer and film clips highlighting the story of the movie that Siskel shares in this uncensored full episode of BYOD, hosted by Ondi Timoner.
FILM AND GUEST INFO:
Finding Vivian Maier is the critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and, discovered decades later, is now among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, 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.
Maier’s massive body of work would come to light when in 2007 her work was discovered at a local thrift auction house on Chicago’s Northwest Side. From there, it would eventually impact the world over and change the life of the man who championed her work and brought it to the public eye, John Maloof.
Charlie Siskel is a television and film producer. His producing credits include the Academy Award-winning Bowling for Columbine (02), and Religulous (08). Finding Vivian Maier (13) is his directorial debut.
BYOD Full Episodes Playlist:
BYOD Short Clips Playlist:
00:01 Welcome to BYOD.
00:10 Introducing Charles Siskel.
00:50 Siskel on getting involved with Finding Vivian Maier.
07:00 Discovering Vivian as a photographer and artist.
12:00 FINDING VIVIAN MAIER, Clip: Maier’s possessions.
15:50 Portraying Vivian as a real human being.
21:50 FINDING VIVIAN MAIER, Clip: Mary Ellen Mark on Vivian’s life and works.
30:50 Foundation for Vivian, Oscar campaigning, audience reactions and death.
35:20 Thanks and goodbye.
35:50 FINDING VIVIAN MAIER: Trailer.