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Finley, Jeanne C.

Overview
Works: 44 works in 55 publications in 2 languages and 181 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Art  History  Biography  Interviews  Artists' books 
Roles: Editor, Director, Producer
Classifications: HV6432.7, 973.931
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Jeanne C Finley
Publications by Jeanne C Finley
Most widely held works about Jeanne C Finley
 
Most widely held works by Jeanne C Finley
Conversations across the Bosphorous ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Intertwines the stories of two Muslim women from Istanbul: Gokcen, from an orthodox Islamic family, who takes off her veil after years of struggle, and Mine, from a secular family, who discovers her faith living as an immigrant in San Francisco
The Magic lantern : recent slide shows ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
For life against the war ... again a collective outcry ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
"In 1967, with the Vietnam War escalating wildly, an invitation was issued to filmmakers to create works running under three minutes in protest against the accumulating carnage. The original organizers chose the rubric For Life, Against the War, and eventually compiled sixty films from the likes of Robert Breer, Shirley Clarke, Storm De Hirsch, Ken Jacobs, Larry Jordan, Jonas Mekas, Stan Vanderbeek, and many others. Now, decades later, an invitation to protest yet another war seemed sadly urgent, inspiring the New York Film-Makers Cooperative to ring the clarion once " ... Again." The response was overwhelming, with submissions from several generations of artists unified by a singular disgust for the war in Iraq and the foreign policy that perpetuates it. Compiled with works from the overtly angry to the formally forceful, For Life, Against the War boldly announces that artists can take a stand, again and again"--Steve Seid, Curator, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley Art Museum
A.R.M. around Moscow ( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Four times a year Los Angeles businessman Ron Rollband, owner of American-Russian Matchmaking (A.R.M.), brings 15 Americn men to Moscow to meet over 500 potential Russian brides. This film explores what happens when mutual fantasy collides with the reality of post cold-war, cross cultural marriage
Involuntary conversion ( visu )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
"A chilling and revealing look at bureaucratic techno-speak, Finley provides a course in 'official' media rhetoric, presenting terms and decoding for the audience (i.e. 'soft target = city', 'involuntary conversion = crash') against a slow-motion collage of military imagery. This intensely visual tape illustrates how the urban environment has become the site of tactical language, rendering our daily lives in a science-fiction state of constant fear. The visual elements create a rhythm of threat that is punctuated by high altitude shots of military jets. The tape concludes with quotes from Dan Quayle as he unsuccessfully attempts to manipulate the complicated language developed by his own political 'fraternity'"--Video Data Bank website
Nomads at the 25 door ( visu )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Interviews with women prisoners in the United States are intercut with scenes from the director's stay in Eastern Europe. Prisoners describe the broken families they came from and their sense of family in the prison. European footage includes scenes from the 1989 revolution in Romania and various scenes in Yugoslavia
At the museum a pilgrimage of vanquished objects ( visu )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Oakland Museum museum focuses on California history; the film focuses on some displays that help reveal the contrast between the California dream and reality, especially for minorities. Includes interviews of the "originals" of two art works, who tell a different story than the works seem to. Produced by Finley while artist-in-residence at the museum, asked to create a work of art that interpreted the museum's collections and displays
Common mistakes ( visu )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Uses the four synonyms of the word mistake (fallacy, error, accident, and blunder) to present a sample of widely held historical 'truths' that have later proven to be misconceptions, such as the practice of frontal lobotomies in the 1940's and the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. These mistakes are illustrated with documentary before-and-after images, and are interspersed with clips from children's safety films on how to prevent accidents
Women empowered ( visu )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
An anthology offering a representative survey of women employing the video medium for personal expression, exploring the mythical and psychological aspects of existence and perception and variously adding social and critical content
Loss prevention ( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Combines documentary and fictional elements to tell the story of "Irene," who was arrested at age 79 for stealing a bottle of aspirin from a Miami Wal-Mart and sentenced to ten weeks of Senior Citizen Shoplifting Prevention School. Narrated through the voice of her daughter, the film explores the alienation of aging and the evolving relationship between a daughter and an elderly mother
O night without objects (a trilogy) ( visu )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The adventures of Blacky: Using a psychoanalytic tool from the 1950s, a series of black and white drawings illustrate the adventures of a family of dogs, dramatizing a young girl's appointment with her psychiatrist. Based on a story: Interviews with those involved describe how a disabled Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan was transformed through the love of a Jewish cantor and his family in Lincoln, Neb. Time bomb: A short film describing a young girl's experiences at a Baptist retreat
2009 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Exhibition : June 25-August 8, 2009 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The training of a fragile memory : Artists Space, November 20, 1993 through January 15, 1994 by Mark Alice Durant( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Which man runs, which man sits still at home? by Jeanne C Finley( Article )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Conversations across the Bosphorous ( visu )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Conversations Across the Bosphorous intertwines the narratives of two Muslim women from Instanbul, Mine and Gokcen, who demonstrate through poetic voices how their relationship to faith has shaped and determined their personal lives. Set on the banks of the Bosphorous, the narrow waterway that divides the the Asian and European continents, Conversations suggests that the relationship of personal faith to cultural and political struggles is one of the most critical issues in both the Islamic and Christian worlds. In conjunction with evocative visual imagery, sound, and lively debate, these narratives evaluate the possibility of continued peaceful co-existence between groups of opposing ideologies in a relentless urban landscape"--www.vdb.org
Underground zero ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A collection of short films made in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The subjects are varied from handbills posted in New York to an interview with World Trade Center security officer Rick Rescorla
2012 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Exhibition : June 28-September 8, 2012 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Language lessons a film ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
While watery images appear on screen, narration about the search for the fountain of youth overlaps with a voice reading from immigration forms and the voice of a foreign language teacher
Based on a story ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Interviews with those involved describe how a disabled Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan was transformed through the love of a Jewish cantor and his family in Lincoln, Neb
Die 50 Besten ( visu )
2 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (32)
German (2)
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