Jim Finn Plus

Joined
New York City

User Stats

Profile Images

User Bio

"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 is currently teaching at Pratt Institute and living between New York and Boston.

External Links

Following

  1. christina battle
  2. Aaron Zeghers
  3. stopiary
  4. MONO NO AWARE
  5. francks f deceus
  6. Mike Stoltz
  7. Myrsini Aristidou
  8. Maya Tippett
  9. Jodie Mack
  10. Danny Lane Russell
  11. Blythe Cross
  12. lily endo
  13. Luke Freitag
  14. Carlton Bruce
  15. Eleanor Sydelle Bailey
  16. DLR
  17. ellie musgrave
  18. Hannah Calderwood

+ See all 57