Jim Finn

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Associate Professor Film and Video jfinn10@pratt.edu 718.636.3742 p Brooklyn Campus, Activity Resource Center 212

Current Course Listing (3)

Film Fundamentals
Thursday 2:00PM–6:20PM / Brooklyn Campus / FV, Room 203

Expanded Cinama
Friday 9:00AM–1:20PM / Brooklyn Campus / FV, Room 102

Expanded Cinama
Friday 2:00PM–6:20PM / Brooklyn Campus / FV, Room 203

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MFA in Electronic Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) // BA in Creative Writing, University of Arizona (Tucson)


Jim Finn’s movies have been called ‘Utopian comedies’ and ‘trompe l’oeil films’. His Communist Trilogy is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. “Steeped in the obsolete language of revolutionary art," The New York Times wrote that "Mr. Finn’s meticulous, deadpan mockumentaries often play like unearthed artifacts from an alternate universe." His work has screened at international, avant-garde and underground film festivals like Rotterdam, Validivia, BAFICI, Edinburgh and the New York Film Festival as well as international museums, galleries, universities, cinematheques and microcinemas. He was born in St. Louis in 1968 to a family of Midwestern Catholic salespeople.