Saturday, February 14, 2015

"Finding Vivian Maier" on WRIR's Open Source

From Don Harrison on WRIR's Open Source:
Today we talk to Terry Rea and James Parrish of the Bijou Film Center about this weekend's benefit screening of the Oscar-nominated "Finding Vivian Maier" at the Byrd Theatre on Sunday, February 15, 2015. Gordon Stettinius of Candela Books + Gallery also joins us to talk about the lasting impact of the late Maier's striking street photography. 
Note: Apologies to all who tried to listen in to WRIR yesterday at 4 p.m. to hear Don Harrison's Open Source interview about "Finding Vivian Maier." There were technical problems and the station aired on old episode, which ironically featured an interview with Terry Rea on the proposal for a baseball stadium in Shockoe Bottom. To listen to the interview about "Finding Vivian Maier" that was supposed to have run yesterday afternoon click here to hear it via SoundCloud.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Finding Vivian

Here's a trailer for the Bijou's screening of "Finding Vivian Maier" (2014) at The Byrd. It presents a little gallery of her photographs and the music of Chez Roué. Here are the event's details:

What: Richmond premiere screening of Academy Award nominee "Finding Vivian Maier" (2014); proceeds to benefit the Bijou Film Center and the Byrd Theatre Foundation.

When: Sun., Feb. 15, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Where: The Byrd Theatre in Carytown.


$7.00 at the box office; Advance tickets for $5.00 available at Bygones Vintage Clothing, Candela Books + Gallery and Ipanema Café through Feb. 14.
Advance tickets available online here. 

After-Party: Chez Roué will perform live on stage at the New York Deli at 9 p.m.; no cover charge.

More information:
  • The full press release with all the details is here
  • News of the showing of a portfolio of Vivian Maier's work before the screening is here
  • The Bijou Film Center's Facebook group page is here.
  • The "Finding Vivian Maier" trailer is here.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Richmond Magazine and STYLE Weekly point readers to Feb. 15 screening

Two articles about "Finding Vivian Maier" came out online today.

For Richmond Magazine Harry Kollatz wrote:
Then, you scan some of the prints. You start a blog. You make queries. And what you’ve found is the artistic legacy of one Vivian Maier. She turns out to have been a fantastic street photographer, but something of a hermit, who supported herself as a nanny — an eccentric shutterbug Mary Poppins, though without the cheer and singing and the happy ending. But, there is nonetheless something magical about all those images, how close she was able to get to her subjects and their variety. By now, as some stories do, Vivian has possessed you. You study photography and take it up.
Click here to read The Hat's: "'Finding Vivian Maier' at the Byrd on Sunday."

For STYLE Weekly Brent Baldwin wrote:
She hadn’t paid rental fees on the storage, so her images and audio recordings were auctioned to several buyers. Maloof’s discovery is now the subject of the recent Oscar-nominated documentary, “Finding Vivian Maier,” which will be screened Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Byrd Theatre. The showing is a joint fundraiser for the Byrd and the Bijou Film Center.
Click here to read Baldwin's "Who Was Vivian Maier?" You can also read this piece in the Feb. 11 paper edition of STYLE Weekly.

-- Selfies by Vivian Maier

Monday, February 9, 2015

Vivian's Accumulating Notices

 Another one of Vivian Maier's intriguing selfies.

From the Candela Books + Gallery newsletter for February:
Candela Books + Gallery is pleased to have a portfolio of Vivian Maier’s work on consignment from Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York for a limited time. We will be sharing (from 4:30-6:30) this portfolio of Vivian Maier's work before the movie at a preview reception hosted by The Portrait House directly across the street from the Byrd Theatre. Candela will also share the portfolio by appointment through February 21st.
Click here to read the entire post.

Here's a link to Jerry Williams' timely Tales from the Grips post at The Sifter.

And, here's a link to the Feb. 9 article in The Commonwealth Times.

Thanks for the help in promoting the screening of "Finding Vivian Maier" at The Byrd on Sun., Feb. 15 (7 p.m.). More info here.

Note: Here's the link to a 2013 BBC documentary about Vivian Maier.