Sundance Selects has acquired U.S. rights to John Maloof and Charlie
Siskel’s doc “Finding Vivian Maier.” The film is slated to make its world premiere
at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Below find the press release:
SUNDANCE SELECTS TAKES U.S. RIGHTS TO
JOHN MALOOF AND CHARLIE SISKEL’S FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
Film Will Make Its World Premiere at 2013 Toronto International Film Festival
NEW YORK, NY (July 30, 2013) – Sundance Selects announced today that the company is acquiring U.S. rights to John Maloof and
Charlie Siskel’s feature documentary FINDING VIVIAN MAIER, which was produced by Maloof and Siskel,
and executive produced by Jeff Garlin. The film will make its world
premiere in the Documentary section at the 2013 Toronto International
FINDING VIVIAN MAIER unearths the untold story of one of the greatest photographers of the 20th
Century, who was a mystery to even those who knew her. A nanny in the
wealthy North Shore suburbs of Chicago, Maier’s secret world is
through her photo collections and interviews with those who knew her —
parents who hired her, children she cared for, store owners, movie
theater operators, and curious neighbors who remember her. The story
that emerges goes beyond clichés of the undiscovered
artist to offer a portrait of a woman who left a legacy of
President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films Jonathan Sehring 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 for the film was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, SVP of
Acquisitions & Productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Josh
Braun and David Koh at Submarine on behalf of the filmmakers.
Siskel’s previous producing credits include BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE and RELIGULOUS.
Sundance Selects is a sister division to IFC Films and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.