Jim Finn

Born 1968 - St. Louis, Missouri

"Steeped in the obsolete language of revolutionary art," The New York Times said Jim Finn's films "often play like unearthed artifacts from an alternate universe." His award-winning movies have been called "Utopian comedies" and "trompe l'oeil films". The trilogy of communist features is in the permanent collection of the MoMA, and he has had retrospectives in seven countries. His movies have screened widely at festivals like Sundance, Rotterdam, Sao Paulo, AFI and Edinburgh as well as museums and cinematheques.

He has been making films, videos, revolutionary needlepoint pillows and photographs for over a decade. His first feature film Interkosmos was called "a retro gust of communist utopianism" by the Village Voice and "charming and fantastic, so full of rare atmospheres" by Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin. His second feature La Trinchera Luminosa del Presidente Gonzalo was put on the Village Voice's Top 10 Year in Experimental Film. And Variety called The Juche Idea, his film about a North Korean art residency, "brilliant" and said all three films "upturn notions of documentary and fiction, propaganda thought, reality and restaging, and even what an 'experimental film' actually is."

He is featured in a 2010 Phaidon Press book called Take 100—The Future of Film: 100 New Directors. He was born in St. Louis and teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. 

Available Titles by Jim Finn

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Christmas with Chávez 2012 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Chums from Across the Void 2015 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
comunista! 2001 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Decision 80 2003 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Dick Cheney in a Cold, Dark Cell 2009 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
el güero 2001 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Encounters with Your Inner Trotsky Child 2013 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Jim Finn Videoworks: Volume 2 2012 Single Artist Compilations, Compilations order video    add to wish list
Jim Finn Videoworks: Volume 1 2003 Single Artist Compilations order video    add to wish list
Great Man and Cinema 2009 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Interkosmos 2006 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
The Juche Idea 2008 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Sharambaba 1999 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Sunday School with Franz Hinkelammert 2012 Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
super-max 2003 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
La Trinchera Luminosa del Presidente Gonzalo 2007 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
wüstenspringmaus 2002 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Zinoviev’s Tube: Tape 2 of the Inner Trotsky Child series 2014 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Jim Finn

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