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Sundance Selects Acquires Toronto Film Fest Doc 'Finding Vivian Maier'

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire July 30, 2013 at 3:38PM

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. B
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"Finding Vivian Maier."
"Finding Vivian Maier."

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.

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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 Film Festival.

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 unraveled slowly 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 transformative work.


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.

This article is related to: Acquisitions, Toronto International Film Festival, Sundance Selects, Documentary