Sundance Selects has acquired the U.S. rights to John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s feature documentary Finding Vivian Maier (pictured), which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
International distribution is being handled by Hanway Films, with Canadian distribution handled by Films We Like. Finding Vivian Maier was directed and produced by Maloof and Siskel, and exec produced by Jeff Garlin.
The doc looks at the life of Vivian Maier, a mid-20th Century nanny who, unbeknownst to her friends and employers, was also an extremely gifted photographer of street life.
Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, said: “John Maloof and Charlie Siskel have crafted a spellbinding mystery and an extraordinary true story of a fascinating artist. We look forward to working with them as we take this film to audiences.”
The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, Sundance Selects/IFC Films’ senior VP of acquisitions and productions, with Josh Braun and David Koh at Submarine, who acted on behalf of the filmmakers.