Film still from Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures?. Image courtesy of British Council New Zealand.

Film still from Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures?. Image courtesy of British Council New Zealand.

Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures?

  • Sun 23 Dec 2018
  • 4—5:20PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free entry
  • All welcome
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated exempt

This film was the first to bring the touching, witty work and very private life of the reclusive, brilliant photographer, Vivian Maier, to the public eye.

Before the acclaimed documentary "Finding Vivian Maier" came this introduction to the mysterious world of the now acclaimed street photographer.

The incredible story of a mysterious nanny who died in 2009 leaving behind a secret hoard – thousands of stunning photographs. Never seen in her lifetime, they were found by chance in a Chicago storage locker and auctioned off cheaply.

Now Vivian Maier has gone viral and her magical pictures sell for thousands of dollars. Vivian was a tough street photographer, a secret poet of suburbia. In life she was a recluse, a hoarder, spinning tall tales about her French roots. Presented by Alan Yentob, the film includes stories from those who knew her and those who revealed her astonishing work.

UK, 2013, 70 min., Dir. Jill Nicholls

 

Film still from Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures?. Image courtesy of British Council New Zealand.

Film still from Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures?. Image courtesy of British Council New Zealand.

Film still from Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures?. Image courtesy of British Council New Zealand.

Film still from Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures?. Image courtesy of British Council New Zealand.

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