Monday Memo: Finding Vivian Maier Reaches Theaters

The well-regarded film FINDING VIVIAN MAIER reached theaters this week.

This week the film FINDING VIVIAN MAIER from directors John Maloof and Charlie Siskel hit theaters. In a piece for The Hollywood Reporter, Chris O’Falt relayed the story of how the film came to be made. Writing for Ion Cinema, Jordan M. Smith reviewed the film, as did Scott Tobias at The Dissolve. Anthony Kaufman, writing for Indiewire, questioned the ethical implications of making a film about the reclusive Maier.

The PBS television show POV announced the second portion of its lineup for its upcoming season, which includes festival darlings AFTER TILLER and THE ACT OF KILLING. Kevin Ritchie of Realscreen also reported on the lineup.

Filmmaker Magazine writer Scott Macaulay wrote a piece this week on whether filmmakers should also stream their festival premiers on VHX, taking a cue from the Steve James film LIFE ITSELF. Also at Filmmaker Magazine, Michael Murie interviewed 20 FEET FROM STARDOM director of photography Nicola Marsh.

In a post at Indiewire, Melina Gills rounded up a list of 10 approaching deadlines for documentary film grants.

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Monday Memo: Hot Docs Announces Lineup for 2014

THE INTERNET'S OWN BOY: THE STORY OF AARON SWARTZ will open this year's Hot Docs festival in Canada.

This week Hot Docs announced its lineup for 2014, with the Brian Knappenberger-helmed THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY: THE STORY OF AARON SWARTZ set to open the festival. At The Hollywood Reporter, Etan Vlessing reported on Hot Docs’ lineup, as did Adam Benzine of Realscreen and the Indiewire site.

The Ekathimerini news site reported on the awards handed out at this year’s Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, with ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD from director Claus Drexel taking home the top foreign feature award. At his What (Not) to Doc blog, Basil Tsiokos provided an overview of the docs screening at this year’s festival.

Writing for the New York Times, John Anderson profiled FINDING VIVIAN MAIER from directors John Maloof and Charlie Siskel. At Dan Schindel penned a review of the film, giving it four stars.

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