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“Vivian Maier” picks up Palm Springs prize for doc debut

John Maloof and Charlie Siskel's Finding Vivian Maier picked up the John Schlesinger award for outstanding first documentary at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
January 13, 2014

John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s Finding Vivian Maier picked up the John Schlesinger award for outstanding first documentary at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday (January 11).

The doc centres on a Chicago street photographer whose work remained undiscovered for years. In an interview with realscreen published during the Toronto International Film Festival last year, Maloof discussed his discomfort about exposing Maier to the world.

“I still feel the same – a little uncomfortable – but at the same time, her photos are out there and they’re being seen around the world, so it’s something that’s bigger than her,” he said. “Her photos are bigger than her. When you have something like that, there’s no lid you can put on that… it belongs to the world.”

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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