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Jim Finn

Associate Professor

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School of Art
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 museums, universities, cinematheques and microcinemas. His most recent projects are two experimental documentaries that have screened widely at festivals and cinematheques. He was born in St. Louis in 1968 to a family of Midwestern Catholic salespeople.
MFA 2008, Electronic Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
BA 1990 Creative Writing, University of Arizona

The Apocalyptic is the Mother of All Christian Theology (64 min, 2023)
The Annotated Field Guide of Ulysses. S Grant (61 min, 2020)
Chums from Across the Void (15 min, 2015)
The Juche Idea (62 min, 2010)
La Trinchera Luminosa del Presidente Gonzalo (60 min, 2007)
Interkosmos (71 min, 2006)