Critical Writing Index

Wit and Absurdity Ooze From the Ordinary: Videographer Jeanne Finley's odd look at life

by Calvin Ahlgren

San Francisco Chronicle (Datebook), Mar. 26 Spring, 1989, p. 36

Ahlgren's article discusses the film practices of artist Jeanne Finley, with emphasis on her video So You Want to be Popular. Ahlgren also lists Finley's academic background and history with photography that informs her films, and discusses how beneath Finley's methods of creating film, her interest in irony and wit shine through.

ITEM 1989.101 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

So You Want to be PopularJeanne Finley

Accidental ConfessionsJeanne Finley

Common MistatkesJeanne Finley