James Fotopoulos

Born in Norridge, IL in 1976, James Fotopoulos is a filmmaker who began production on his first feature-length film, ZERO (1997), in 1995. In 1998, he founded Fantasma for the production of his second feature, Migrating Forms (1999), and would continue to create a number of critically acclaimed narrative feature films, such as Back Against the Wall (2000), Families (2002), The Nest (2003) and Dignity (2012).   Along with his narrative productions, Fotopoulos has created a prolific body of over 200 non-narrative films, which include Christabel (2001), Esophagus (2004), The Mirror Mask (2005), The Sky Song (2007) and Alice in Wonderland (2010). These works range from feature length to a few seconds long and combine an exhaustive portfolio of visual art and performance techniques.  Fotopoulos' work received a retrospective at the Anthology Film Archives; premiered at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, Festival del Film Locarno and the Museum of Art and Design; and was screened and exhibited widely at a number of film festivals, museums, and sites, such as Rotterdam International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, London Film Festival, Whitney Biennial, Walker Art Center, and the Andy Warhol Museum, among many others.

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Recent Reviews

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C'mon, how could these tremblers at Sundance program this??? There are some interesting moments but for the most part this film is laughably executed... Not to mention the sound is...

The Sun

Um, no, not a particularly good offering from the Cinemad almanac. I've always thought JF to be more than a tad overrated...

The Sun

Creepy and mesmerizing images. Give this one a chance. Great short film.