This week's creative date: a weekday matinee documentary at Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg. I was one of two people in the theater and I ordered a Mexican chocolate & vanilla swirl soft serve at my seat. #matineesinbrooklyn
"Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her (IFC)."
The subject of Finding Vivian Maier is so super talented, and so super strange. I really enjoyed the thought-provoking story, and I'm not the only one (94% on Rotten Tomatoes!). While undoubtedly a strange lady, she was obsessed with saving memories and moments in time and her photos reflect a deep sense of human understanding, warmth, light and a sense of tragedy. Two thumbs up.