Jim Finn
Red Wuthering Heights

JIM FINN was awarded $25,000 in support of the experimental project Red Wuthering Heights, a 60- to 70-minute video that looks like a fictional episode of a Soviet television program made during the slow collapse of the communist system. The program will be made up of three parts: the narrator’s talking head with 80’s video effects, handmade 16mm film scenes created to look like damaged fragments of an early Soviet cinema Wuthering Heights film adaptation and additional video portraits of the British moors and miniatures that were especially made for the program to supplement the missing film footage.

About Jim Finn

“Steeped in the obsolete language of revolutionary art,” The New York Times said Jim Finn's films “often play like unearthed artifacts from an alternate universe.” His award-winning movies have been called “Utopian comedies” and “trompe l'oeil films”. His Communist Trilogy is in the permanent collection of the MoMA, and he has had retrospectives in seven countries. His movies have screened widely at festivals like Sundance, Rotterdam, AFI, Edinburgh and the New York Film Festival as well as museums and cinematheques. 


About this grant

Film and Video
Grant Program
New York City Film and Video
New York City


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