Movie Night at East Cork Camera Group


As you can see from the movie poster above, Michael Moore said of the film, "Finding Vivian Maier", "Amazing...This should be seen with other people, in the dark, on a big screen!" and this is exactly what ECCG did recently at its final, regular meeting of the year at The Midleton Park Hotel. East Cork Cinema Club set up a cinema, complete with big screen and stereo sound, in the boardroom of the hotel for a private screening of this compelling documentary.

The true story is about the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of over 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers of all time.

The website IMDb charts the plot as follows:
Real estate agent John Maloof explains how a trip to a local auction house, in search for old pictures to use for a history book about his neighborhood, resulted in him bidding and winning a box full of old negatives. John goes through the massive quantity of negatives, describes how impressed he is by the quality of the images, becomes quickly determined they are not reverent to his project and just puts them away. That could have very likely had been the end of the story, if the power of the images had not pushed him to fall in love with photography. John confides that his photo hobby quickly motivated him to set up a darkroom and devote large amounts of time shooting. As he learned more about photography, he recognized that those negatives he had bought, then stored, were the work of a real master. In an attempt to confirm his suspicion, he selected about 100 images and put them online with the hope that the feedback would confirm his judgement as to the strength of the images. Written by Lane J. Lubell of

See the Official Movie Trailer  below:

East Cork Cinema Club meets monthly, upstairs at the Cobh Community Centre on the second or third Monday of the month (see facebook page for more details), from the end of August to May of each year. Doors open at 7.30pm and screenings are at 8pm. They screen a great selection of International films and are part of the Access Cinema Group who are funded by the Arts Council. Their upcoming screenings will be the French comedy, 'Marguerite' on 28th November and 'Double Indemnity' on 12th December next. Admission includes: Wine, Tea, Coffee, Home Baking and a little Finger Food!

Thanks to John and Ben for all their hard work setting up and breaking down the gear and for a marvellous evening's entertainment.