FINDING VIVIAN MAIER (2014) **** An intriguingly bittersweet documentary in the discovery by filmmaker John Maloof of a treasure trove of amazing photography and an unknown artist-who- should've been in the unlikely form of French-born nanny-for-hire Vivian Maier, an eccentric and at times frustrating source to pin point who she truly was, after Maloof goes on a journey into unraveling the shutterbug's lifelong mystery. Uncovering thousands of stills, undeveloped rolls of film, reels of film and dozens of puzzle pieces to fit into place, the viewer gleefully goes along for the journey of literally a lifetime. Beautiful and at times poignantly sad but still remarkable in 'what-could-have-been' into a what-should-have-been existence. One of the year's best films.
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