Jim Finn

Jim Finn is the writer/director of what have been called "Utopian comedies." His first feature film Interkosmos (71 minutes, 2006) is about an East German space colonization mission. His second feature La Trinchera Luminosa del Presidente Gonzalo (60 minutes, 2007) is about a day in the life of a Shining Path women's prison cellblock. His third feature The Juche Idea (62 minutes, 2008) is about an artist residency in North Korea. He has been making short films and videos since 1999. His work is available through the Video Data Bank and Facets DVD. He was born in 1968 in St. Louis, Missouri. He went to graduate school at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and studied Creative Writing at the University of Arizona. He teaches video and writing at Emerson College. He started making movies in Chicago in the late 1990s and became a fixture on the microcinema scene. His short videos appeared at festivals like the International Film Festival Rotterdam, New York Underground Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Impakt Festival, LA Freewaves and many others.







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