Join us for our monthly film screening series featuring the best in internationally-renowned independent and arts-related movies- The Art of Film.
The Art of Film presents a forum for appreciating movies as an art form. With audience Q&A and talkback sessions with film directors and faculty from Florida Southern College following each screening, this unique Polk Museum series will entertain, engage, and educate audiences of all ages.
Film: Finding Vivian Maier (2013)
Director: John Maloof and Charlie Siskel
John Maloof is an artist and collector. He discovered the first negatives of Vivian Maier's work in 2007 while compiling a book about the history of the Chicago neighborhood where he resided. He edited the first and second published collections of Maier's work, Vivian Maier: Street Photographer and Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits. He lives in Skokie, Illinois.
Charlie Siskel, is an Academy Award nominated and Emmy nominated TV and film writer, director and producer. His work in film includes the documentaries Bowling for Columbine, Religulous and Finding Vivian Maier. Among his TV credits are The Awful Truth with Michael Moore, Crossballs, Important Things with Demetri Martin, Tosh.0 and Review. Siskel, a former lawyer, lives in Los Angeles.
Synopsis: A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Introduction and Screening at 6:30 pm
The Art of Film is free to attend. Cash bar available.