The 32nd Annual International Festival of Films on Art is just finishing in Montreal (March 20th - 30th). Thirty-eight films are competing. I hope that a few of them will be shown at this year's Hamptons International Film Festival.
A film already generating buzz is Finding Vivian Maier which is also premiering in New York and Los Angeles this weekend. It inspires me think more about preserving and organizing my photos.
|Vivian Maier self portrait from here|
The fascinating story of Vivian Maier (1926-2009), a Chicago nanny who took over 150,000 stunning photographs. In 2007, her negatives were discovered in storage lockers and without her knowledge sold when she was old, ill and behind on the rent. A tough street photographer, before the term was invented, she spent her spare time roaming the streets of New York and Chicago, her Rolleiflex round her neck, never showing the fruits of her labour. Her arresting, astringent and deeply personal images are a window on America in the 1950s and 1960s. Vivian Maier died in misery and obscurity in 2009. Now the Vivian Maeier phenomenon has gone viral, with her work selling for thousands of dollars.
Photostream on Flickr here
Other films entered are here or see below: