Chums from Across the Void
Directed by Jim Finn • Documentary • With Lois Severin, Isabella Pinheiro & James Mazza • 2015 • 18 minutes
Little Radek, the step-dancing Bolshevik; Machera, the Andean Robin Hood, and Maria Spiridonova, the Russian socialist assassin are your guides for Past Leftist Life Regression therapy. In...
Encounters with Your Inner Trotsky Child
Directed by Jim Finn • Documentary • With Lois Severin • 2013 • 21 minutes
"Encounters with Your Inner Trotsky Child also riffs on the self-help genre by reading the persecution of the Russian Marxist of the title as an allegory for finding inner peace. Mimicking the wobbly appearance of Eightie...
Directed by Jim Finn • Documentary • With Lois Severin • 2014 • 22 minutes
In this tape—the second in the Inner Trotsky Child video series—narrator Lois Severin is back with advice for post-Berlin Wall leftists dealing with life in the Prime Material Plane of Corporate Capitalism. Instead of a s...
Christmas with Chávez
Directed by Jim Finn • Documentary • 2013 • 2 minutes
Weeks before the 2006 midterm elections, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez came to the United Nations and delivered his "smells of sulfur" speech about Bush. After that speech, Bush was officially a lame duck—the Republicans lost the House and...
Great Man and Cinema
Directed by Jim Finn • Documentary • 2009 • 4 minutes
Kim Jong Il, the Stalinist David O. Selznick, runs the state film studio as a way of promoting his own and his father's cult of personality. The film's title "Great Man and Cinema" comes from a propaganda booklet filled with stories of how th...
Dick Cheney in a Cold, Dark Cell
Directed by Jim Finn • Documentary • 2009 • 3 minutes
River ice sets the scene for Judy Garland's international cri de coeur. It's hard to understate the amount of anxiety created by a vice president who usurped authority for eight years to start wars and wreck the economy and then sidled off to...
Directed by Jim Finn • Documentary • 2003 • 13 minutes
"Finn's chilling super-max is a tour of maximum security prisons shot from a moving car, their hulking forms framed by telephone poles and power lines that divide landscape and sky. The concluding voice-over, making reference to Lewis and Cl...
Directed by Jim Finn • Documentary • 2003 • 10 minutes
"A decisive moment in American history remixed into the prelude to your worst nightmare." —New York Underground Film Festival
Directed by Jim Finn • Documentary • 2002 • 3 minutes
"'The gerbil has long been associated with New World capitalism because of its incessant energy...' The Golden Age of Hollywood takes on the history and evolution of this delightful household pet." —International Film Festival Rotterdam
Directed by Jim Finn • Documentary • 2001 • 4 minutes
"You are invited to Jim’s party! Snake optional." —Cinematexas Festival
Directed by Jim Finn • Documentary • 2001 • 3 minutes
"A refreshing look at karaoke, psychedelic dance moves, and donuts all mashed together into a small and swinging film about a man who considers his private thoughts and private jokes worth sharing with a large audience. And it’s unlikely that...