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Jim Finn Shorts

Jim Finn Shorts

A collection of short films by experimental filmmaker, Jim Finn.

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Jim Finn Shorts
  • The Drunkard's Lament

    Directed by Jim Finn • Documentary • With Linda Montano, Paul Tarragó, Isabella Pinheiro, Murray Gordon, Nandini Khaund, Jim Finn, Cat Mazza, Franz & Cosmina Mazza Finn, Jacob Burckhardt • 2018 • 40 minutes

    When Branwell — the ne’er-do-well, tubercular brother of the Brontë sisters — discovered ...

  • 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...

  • Zinoviev's Tube

    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...

  • super-max

    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...

  • Decision 80

    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

  • wüstenspringmaus

    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

  • comunista!

    Directed by Jim Finn • Documentary • 2001 • 4 minutes

    "You are invited to Jim’s party! Snake optional." —Cinematexas Festival

  • el güero

    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...