‘Finding Vivian Maier’

fid14159Enjoyable but this critically well-regarded documentary sadly runs out of steam. For an investigative documentary, finding information about Vivian Maier is relatively too easy. The result is a lack of  cinematic punch. We spend a little too much time with former employees or their children (Maier was a nanny) talking of her as a little eccentric and never without her camera.

Writer/Director John Maloof’s own journey in initially discovering those negatives and tracking down ‘the ones that got away’ could have added so much more impact. A little disappointing.

Rating: 57%


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