By tully | "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael Tully February 9, 2009 at 7:35AM
Monday, February 9, 7:30 pm
For its February installment Flaherty NYC will present Jim Finn's latest feature film The Juche Idea. Robert Koehler of Variety writes "The evidence that current filmmaking is brimming with original, standard-breaking creations has to include the work of Jim Finn, whose brilliant The Juche Idea is the latest in a growing filmography without precedent or category."
A critically acclaimed filmmaker who uses humor and historical fiction to examine communist ideology, capitalism and revolutionary art practices, Finn will be participating in a post-screening discussion moderated by Penny Lane of Williams College. To purchase your tickets and ensure your seat for the event please visit www.flahertyseminar.org.
The Juche Idea (Jim Finn, 2008, 62min); Translated as self-reliance, Juche is a hybrid of Confucian and authoritarian Stalinist pseudosocialism, and a philosophy which North Korean leader Kim Jong Il adapted from his father to apply to propaganda, film, and art. Inspired by the real-life story of the South Korean director kidnapped in the 70's to invigorate the North Korean film industry, the hilarious exploration of North Korean perspectives on artistic expression follows Yoon Jung Lee, a young video artist invited to work at a Juche art residency on a collective farm.
General admission tickets to the Flaherty NYC series at the Anthology Film Archives are $10. Tickets are $8.00 for Anthology, IFP, and NALIP members and students with valid I.D.
Tickets can be purchased online by clicking HERE. You can also purchase tickets at the Anthology box office the day of the show. For more information, call the Flaherty at 212-448-0457.
Anthology Film Archives is located in the old Second Avenue Courthouse building in the East Village at 32 Second Ave. at the corner of 2nd Street. is the latest in a growing filmography without precedent or category."