James Fotopoulos


Born 1976.

 

James Fotopoulos is an artist currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His works have previously exhibited at:  Momenta Art, NYC; Museo de Arte Contemportaneo del Zulia, Venezuela; Gallery 400, Chicago; Parsons Hall Project Space, Holyoke, MA; Triskel Art Center, Cork, Ireland; Bienniale for Videoart, Mechelen, Belgium; Vertex List, NY; Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Microscope Gallery, NY among others.

His moving-image works regularly screen at institutions and festivals including PS1 MoMA, Museum of Art & Design, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the New York Underground Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, the Walker Art Center and the Andy Warhol Museum. Retrospectives of his works have been held at Anthology Film Archives, The Whitney Biennial, and at Museum of Modern Art (NY).

Fotopoulos has collaborated on works with Raymond Pettibon, Barney Rosset, Cory Arcangel, Torsten Zenas Burns, Ben Coonley, Laura Parnes and many others.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013
“Overt & Cover: technology and portraiture”, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“I Think We’re Ready to go to the next Sequence: The Legacy of the Halflifers”, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

2012
“VHS The Exhibition”, curated by Rebecca Cleman, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT
“Dreamful Slumbers”, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn NY (solo)

2011
“Independence Returns”, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009
HHORRAUTICA 4: (CRYPTO), Parsons Hall Project Space, Holyoke, MA
No Soul for Sale, Migrating Forms – “Half-inch Half-life,” X-initiative, New York, NY

2008
VII Salon De Arte Digital, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia, MACZUL, Maracaibo, Venezuela

2007
“The Fourth Symposium on Synergetics and Morphology: Explorations into the Shapes of Nature,” The Synergetics Collaborative (SNEC) in collaboration with the Philomorphs and The Edna Lawrence Nature Lab at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI

2006
Triskel Art Center, Cork, Ireland
“Fotopoulos/Arcangel Part 3” with Cory Arcangel, New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
“James Fotopoulos & Saya Woolfalk,” Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

2005
Mechelen Biennale, “Contour” 2nd Bienniale for Videoart, Mechelen, Belgium
“Arcangel/Fotopoulos Part 2” with Cory Arcangel, New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

2004
Vertex List, “F#@K Perfection,” Brooklyn, NY
“Fotopoulos/Arcangel Part 5” with Cory Arcangel, New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (video) (catalog)


SELECTED SCREENINGS

2013
“Fotopoulos’ Alice in Wonderland & shorts”, A.p.A.I. – Casa dell’Arte, Ravenna Italy (Upcoming 8/13)
“Ten Ways of Doing Time”, Maryland Institute College of Art, Studio Center, Baltimore, MD
“Consumed Part 5″, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL
“Descend into Madness w/ James Fotopoulos…”,  Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012
“VHS Series: Jerusalem by James Fotopoulos”, Museum of Art & Design, NY
“Ten Ways of Doing Time”, by James Fotopoulos and Laura Parnes, Sunday Sessions, MoMA PS1, NY

2011
“Wonderland,” Art Cinema OFFoff, Ghent, Belgium
“Guilty Pleasures,” 2020, Sydney, Australia
“Guilty Pleasures,” Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Onion City Experimental Film Festival (Closing Night Film), Chicago, IL
AS220, Providence, RI
Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (premiere Alice in Wonderland)

2010
“Huis Clos: James Fotopoulos,” Art Cinema OFFoff, Ghent, Belgium

2009
“Coonley/Fotopoulos”, Canada Gallery, New York, NY
Cinemad: Almanac 2009, Cinefamily, Los Angeles, CA
Cinevegas Area 52, Onyx Theatre, Las Vegas, NV

2008
Art(Core): The Avant Garde and The Cinematic Body, Cinematic Body, Office of Contemporary Art, Osolo, Norway
Conversations on the Edge, “CUFF Retro: Program One,” Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL
Art(Core): The Avant Garde and The Cinematic Body, Cinematic Body, Pleasure Dome, Toronto , Canada
Aurora Picture Show, “Cinematexas Eulogy: The Living Whale,” Houston, TX
The Silent Movie Theatre, “Cinevegas: 10 Years on the Edge,” Los Angeles, CA
Doc Films, Impossible Adaptations, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Fuse Box, Austin, TX
Stuttgarter Filmwinter, “Mike Plante’s Lunch Short Show,” Stuttgart, Germany

2007
Kino.Lab, “New York Now,” Warszawa, Poland
Woodland Pattern Book Center, “Mike Plante’s Lunch Short Show,” Milwaukee, WI
The Roxie New College Film Center, “Crazy Rays: Science Fiction and the Avant-Garde,” San Francisco, CA
Jewels and Gems from the Film-Makers’ Coop presents: “1 Minute (+) Films from the Film-makers’ Cooperative,” Collective:Unconscious, New York, NY
Festival Cinema Nouveau, “Mike Plante’s Lunch Short Show,” Montreal, Canada
Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle, UK
Austin Film Society, Regal Arbor Cinema, Austin, TX
Aurora Picture Show, “Mike Plante’s Lunch Short Show,” Houston, TX
Jacksonville Film Festival, “Mike Plante’s Lunch Short Show,” Jacksonville, FL
Pacific Film Archives, “Mike Plante’s Lunch Short Show,” Berkeley, CA
New York Underground, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO
Sundance Film Festival, “Mike Plante’s Lunch Short Show,” Park City, UT

2006
Triskel Art Center, Cork, Ireland
Cinematexas International Short Film & Video Festival, “Mike Plante’s Lunch Short Show,” Austin, TX
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Music Box Theater, Chicago, IL
“James Fotopoulos: One-Man Show”, Jewels and Gems from The Film-Makers’ Coop, Collective: Unconscious, New York, NY
“Barney Rosset Presents: Samuel Beckett’s Film & Literary Cinema,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
“The Theatrically of Cinema,” Irish Film Institute, Dublin, Ireland
New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

2005
Cine Contour, Mechelen Biennale, kc nOna, Mechelen, Belgium
Ocularis, “An Evening with James Fotopoulos,” Galapagos Art & Performance Space, Brooklyn, NY
Cinematexas International Short Film & Video Festival, Austin, TX
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Music Box Theater, Chicago, IL
The Onion City Experimental Film & Video Festival, Chicago Filmmakers Chicago, IL
“HHORRRAUTICA,” Roberta Beck Memorial Cinema, curator: Torsten Zenas Burns, Participant, Inc., New York, NY
Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, IL
PDX – Portland Documentary/Experimental Film Fest, Portland, OR
New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

2004
Anthology Film Archives, “James Fotopoulos: New Works,” New York, NY
Cinematexas International Short Film & Video Festival, Austin, TX
The Onion City Experimental Film & Video Festival, “Judge’s Show,” Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago. IL
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL
Cinevegas, Las Vegas, NV
Lemp Art Center, St. Louis, MO
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA
New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
Brooklyn Underground, Weekly Screening, DUMBO Artspace, Brooklyn, NY
Ocularis, Galapagos Art & Performance Space, Brooklyn, NY

2003
Cinematexas International Short Film and Video Festival, Special Screening – The Nest, The Hideout, Austin, TX
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL
Brighton Cinematheque, Brighton, England, UK
Chicago Filmmakers, “Paradise Lost/Paradise Found: New Experimental Film & Video,” Chicago, IL
Arsenal/Friends of German Kinemathek, Berlin, Germany
Dresdener Small Film Festival, Dresden, Germany
Arizona International Film Festival, The Screening Room, Tucson, AZ
New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

2002
“Here and Now: Recent Films by Local Film & Video Artists,” Presented by Chicago Filmmakers and Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago Cultural Center
Block Cinema, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Festival Tous Courts, Reves En Coors (Dreams in Progress) program, Aix-en-Provence, France
Cinescape, Presented by Blue Screen, The Hideout, Austin, TX
International Film Seminars, “Selections from the 48th Robert Flaherty Film Seminar,” Donnell Media Library, New York, NY
Union Theater, Milwaukee, WI
SeNef Film Festival, Seoul, Korea
Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Cleveland Cinematheque, Cleveland, OH
Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
CineVegas, Las Vegas, NV
Chicago Filmmakers, “Chicago’s Own: James Fotopoulos – Short Films (1999 – 2001),” Chicago, IL
Brighton Cinematheque, Brighton, England, UK
Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, TX
Other Cinema, “Abject Flesh,” ATA Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Arizona International Film Festival, The Screening Room, Tucson, AZ
Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema “Danger After Dark” program, Philadelphia, PA
Anthology Film Archives, “Urban Legends: The Films of James Fotopoulos,” (Retrospective) New York, NY
New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
International Film Festival Rotterdam, “Nature’s a Language, Can’t You Read?” program, Cinerama, Pathe Schouwburgplein, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2001
Regus London Film Festival, “Experimenta” program, National Film Theatre, ICA Cinema, London, England, United Kingdom
Thessaloniki International Film Festival, “Orgasmic Cinema” program, Presented by the Cinematexas International Short Film and Video Festival, Olympion Renault, Thessaloniki, Greece
Flanders International Film Festival – Ghent, “A Look Apart” Film/Video Series, Curator: Cis Bierinckx, Film/Video Curator at Walker Art Center, Studio Skoop, Ghent, Belgium
The Screening Room, Presented by Cinemad, Tucson, AZ
Cinematexas International Short Film and Video Festival, “Precious Bodily Fluids” and “Into the Aether” programs, Alamo North, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and The Hideout Coffee House & Theater, Austin, TX
Chicago Underground Film Festival (Opening Night Film), Biograph Theater, Chicago, IL
Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA
Walker Art Center, “A Look Apart” Film/Video Series, Minneapolis, MN
Arizona International Film Festival, Presented by Cinemad, The Screening Room, Tucson, AZ
Lux Centre, New York Underground Film Festival Program, “A James Fotopoulos Special,” London, England, United Kingdom
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Presented by the Cinematexas International Short Film and Video Festival and the Austin Film Society, Austin, TX
The Blinding Light Cinema, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The Robert Beck Memorial Cinema, “Birth of Tragedy (Redux),” Collective Unconscious, New York, NY
Film Fest New Haven, New Haven, CT
New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
Cleveland Cinematheque, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

2000
Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
The Robert Beck Memorial Cinema, “ZERO + 1 = 0,” Collective Unconscious, New York, NY
Cinematexas International Short Film and Video Festival, “Not a Dry Seat in the House” program, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Austin, TX
Athens International Film Festival – Opening Nights Ericsson, “Greeks of the Diaspora” program, Apollon, Athens, Greece
Chicago Underground Film Festival, The Fine Arts Theater, Chicago, IL
Film Fest New Haven, New Haven, CT
New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

1998
Welsh International Film Festival, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom


AWARDS / NOMINATIONS

2011
Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant Nomination, New, NY

2005
Creative Capital Foundation Grant, Film/Video

2004
No Budget Award for The Lighthouse, Cinematexas International Short Film & Video Festival

2003
Nominee Rockefeller Fellowship Film/Video, New York, NY

2002
Nominee Rockefeller Fellowship Film/Video, New York, NY

2001
Chicago Underground Film Fund Grant for Consumed 1-5, a program of the Chicago Underground Film Festival

2000
Made in Chicago Award for Migrating Forms, Chicago Underground Film Festival
Best Feature for Migrating Forms, New York Underground Film Festival

 

LECTURERS / SYMPOSIUMS / JURIES

2011
“Alice: Inclusion,” Lewis Carroll Society Fall Meeting, New York Institute of Technology, NY, NY

2007
Texas Production Fund Panelist, Austin Film Society, Austin, TX

2006
Outlaw Cinema Panel with Greg Araki, Abel Ferrara, Bobcat Goldthwait, Nina Menkes , Cinevegas, Las Vegas, NV

2005
Guest lecturer, “Non-Narrative,” Aesthetics of Film & Video, Columbia College of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Guest lecturer, “How to Watch Movies,” National Louis University, Chicago, IL

2004
Juror, The Onion City Experimental Film & Video Festival, Chicago, IL

2003
“Meet & Greet with James Fotopoulos,” Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, IL
Guest lecturer, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
Juror, Cinematexas International Short Film & Video Festival, Austin, TX
Guest lecturer, “Film One” (non-sync sound, b/w) production class, The University of Texas at Austin

2002
“Getting your work out into the world – An Audience Development Panel for Independent Film and Videomakers,”Presented by The Media Arts Environmental Scanning Tour of Regional Organizations, Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers, National Alliance of Media Arts and Culture and Video Data Bank, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL
Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Cinemad Presents panel discussion with James Benning and Scott MacDonald, Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson, AZ

2001
Guest lecturer, “Film One” (non-sync sound, b/w) production class, The University of Texas at Austin

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2011
Nash, Aily. “Migrating Forms 2011.” Brooklyn Rail (May). Online. Internet.
Taubin, Amy. “Recurring Dream.” (Alice in Wonderland) Artforum (May). Online. Internet.

2010
Andronis, Dionysos. “Alice in Wonderland.” KagaBlog (Dec). Online. Internet.
Weiner, Robert G., Dr. Mikita Brottman and John Cline. Cinema Inferno: Celluloid Explosions from the Cultural Margins. Lanham, Maryland:Scarecrow Press. 356

2009
Hall, Phil. The History of Independent Cinema. Albany, Georgia: BearManor Media. 197.
Kaufman, Anthony. “Brand Upon the Brain.” The Village Voice. (Migrating Forms Film Festival) (15-21 April): 46.
Kilston, Lyra. “Lunchtime.” Modern Painters. (May).
Momenta 2005-2006. Catalog. Momenta Art. Brooklyn, NY. 32-25.
Randall, Bill. “The Way We Were: Dousei Jidai.” The Comics Journal #296. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books, Inc. (Jan). 179.
Wang, Michael. “Form and Function.” Artforum. (Migrating Forms Film Festival) (10 April). Online. Internet.

2008
Halter, Ed. “James Fotopoulos.” Exile Cinema: Filmmakers at Work Beyond Hollywood. Ed. Michael Atkinson. New York: SUNY Series, Horizons of Cinema. 145-150.
Sell, Courtney Fathom. “No Real Rules: An Interview with James Fotopoulos.” Southcoast 247 (2 June).

2007
Papadeas, Paul. “Independent Filmmaker Keeps Impressing Critics.” (interview) The National Herald. (10 Nov): 7.
Rowin, Michael. “The Sky Song.” Reverse Shot Blog. (2 April) Online. Internet. Available.

2006
Durozoi, Gérard. Samuel Beckett : irremplaçable. Paris: Hermann Éditeurs. 173.
Hall, Phil. Independent Film Distribution: How to Make a Successful End Around the Big Guys. Studio City, California: Michael Wise Productions. 17, 107,188
Hesitant Hack. “Awkward Silence at MOMA.” Empire State View. (15 May). Online. Internet.
Koehler, Robert. “The wild, wild west at Cinevegas.” Variety . (11 June).
Koziarski, Ed M. “Avant garde filmmaker Fotopoulos steps into commercial realm with $2 million thriller.” Reel Chicago. (27 Feb). Online.
Laughingcalvin. “James Fotopoulos, ARTIST.” Hollywood Is Talking. (28 Feb). Online. Internet
Parsons, Spencer. “James Fotopoulos on Star Wars.” Emulsion Magazine. (Jan/Feb).
Wills, Holly. “Richard Nixon.” Creative Capital Foundation. n.pag. Online. Internet
Wilschke, Amy. “The Six Sense: Chicago Filmmakers Directs Sleepwalking Police Thriller, ‘Area Six.’”Screen Magazine. (24 March).

2005
Biernickx, Cis and Etieene va de Bergh. Contour 2005. Catalog. Contour Bienniale of Videoart. (2005): 155, 161, 166, 167, 90-101.
Camper, Fred. “Critics Choice: Esophagus.” Chicago Reader. (22 April): sec 2, 9.
Cullum, Paul. “Samuel Beckett Is Ready for His Close-Up.” The New York Times. (24 December): sec 2, 15.
Halter, Ed. “Out of Nowhere: An Interview with James Fotopoulos About The Lime Book.” The Lime Book. New York, NY/St. Louis, MO: Phosphorous Recordings/Neshui Publishing, 481-487.
Marasa, Paul J. “Godot Arrives.” Your Humble Viewer. (16 Dec). Online. Internet.
New York Times Video Library. “Clip from James Fotopoulos’s Film.” The New York Times. (Dec). Online. Internet.

2004
Faust, Lily. “11th New York Underground Film Festival.” The New York Art World.com.
Foundas, Scott. “The Nest.” Variety. (July 26 – August 1): 60.
Kipp, Jerimiah. “Kipp’s Crypt: 3 By Fotopoulos.” (DVD release Back Against the Wall, Migrating Forms, Zero). Film Festival Today. (12 Feb).
Halter, Ed. “Year in Avant Garde Film & Video.” (Families/The Nest). The Village Voice.
Huldisch, Henriette and Chrissie Iles. Whitney Biennial. Catalog. Whitney Museum of American Art. (2004): 64, 177.
Le Cain, Maximillan. “Migrating Forms.” Film Ireland Issue 99. (July/August): 36-38.
“The List: The Experimental Experience.” The Independent Film & Video Monthly. (June): 72.
Malcom Paul. “Year End DVD List” (DVD release Back Against the Wall, Migrating Forms, Zero). LA Weekly.
Mookas, Ioannis. “Been Underground So Long, It Looks Like Up To Me.” Senses of Cinema. (March).
Sinagra, Laura. “Notes From The Underground.” (The Nest/Esophagus). The Village Voice. (10-16 March): 64.

2003
Adams, Sam. “Screen Picks: Migrating Forms/Back Against the Wall.” (DVD release Back Against the Wall, Migrating Forms). Philadelphia City Paper. (17-23 April).
Anderson, M. Jeffery. “Deeply Disturbing.” (DVD release Back Against the Wall, Migrating Forms, Zero). San Francisco Examiner. (31 March).
Camper, Fred. “The Fountain/Families.” (capsule reviews). Chicago Reader. (29 August): sec 2, 20-21.
“Creation and Murder: James Fotopoulos Speaks.” (cover). Facets Features. (Winter): 15–19.
Crouse, E. Edward. “James Fotopoulos.” Film Comment. (March/April): 48–50.
Crunette JR., Richard A. “Unquiet Cinema: An Interview with James Fotopoulos.” The Film Journal Issue 4.n.pag. Online. Internet.
Erickson, Steve. “James Fotopoulos x3.” (DVD release Back Against the Wall, Migrating Forms, Zero). Time Out New York. (19 February).
Friswold, Paul. “Instant Soundtrack.” Riverfront Times. (24-30 September): 149.
Frye, Brian. “Underground Features of Yesterday and Today: Palmer & Weisman, Fotopoulos, Jolly, Packard.” Senses of Cinema Issue No. 26 (May-June)
Goldenberg, Lance. “DVD Pick:Fotopoulos x3.” (DVD release Back Against the Wall, Migrating Forms, Zero). Weekly Planet. (30 April).
Halter, Ed. “Take 4: The Year in Avant-Garde Film and Video.” (Back Against the Wall). The Village Voice.
—————. “Take 4: Film Critic’s Poll.” (Back Against the Wall). The Village Voice.
—————. “Cinematexas..” (The Nest). The Village Voice. (8-14 October): 136.
Kipp, Jeremiah. “Year in Review – 2002 Movies.” (Back Against the Wall, Christabel). CultureDose.com. (5 January): 8. Online. Internet.
McGavin, Patrick Z. “Prolific filmmaker sticks to non-commercial style.” Chicago Tribune. (27 April): sec 7, 12.
Malcom, Paul. “James Fotopoulos x 3.” (DVD release Back Against the Wall, Migrating Forms, Zero). L.A.Weekly. ( 7 – 13 March): 60.
Major, Wade. “James Fotopoulos x 3.” (DVD release Back Against the Wall, Migrating Forms, Zero). Boxoffice Magazine.
Parsons, Spencer. “The Nest.” Cinematexas 2003 Program. 115.
Plante, Mike. “High Plains Drifters.” (interview/panel). Cinemad #7 (November) Online. Internet. Available at www.cinemadmag.com/arizonap.pdf.
Phantom, The. “Back Against the Wall.” (DVD release Back Against the Wall). VideoScope #46. (Spring): 57.
Pride, Ray. “Underground Man.” (cover). New City. (6 March): 5 -7.
Tobias, Scott. “James Fotopoulos x3.” (DVD release Back Against the Wall, Migrating Forms, Zero). The Onion. (20-26 March): 32-33.

2002
Camper, Fred. “Critics Choice: Chicago’s Own: James Fotopoulos – Short Films (1999 – 2001).” Chicago Reader. ( 31 MarCH): sec 2, 10.
Foundas, Scott. “Back Against the Wall.” (review). Variety. (June).
Green, Frank. “Midwest Mourning.” (review Back Against the Wall). Cleveland Free Times. (14 – 20 August): 70.
Halter, Ed. “Take 3: The Year in Avant-Garde Film and Video.” (Back Against the Wall). The Village Voice. (8 January): 42.
—————., et al., “Documenting the 48th Flaherty Seminar.” (Migrating Forms/cover/interview/article).
The Independent Film & Video Monthly (October): 37, 39, 41-43, 45.
Hoberman, Jim. “The Last Seductions.” (retrospective review Back Against the Wall, Migrating Forms, Christabel). The Village Voice. (19 March): 113.
Holden, Stephen. “Back Against the Wall.” The New York Times. (15 March): E5.
Huston, Johnny Ray. “Foto-graphy.” (review Back Against the Wall). San Francisco Bay Guardian. (15 March): 56.
Mookas, Ioannis. “When They’re Bad, They’re Better.” (festival review Christabel). The Independent Film & Video Monthly. (July/August): 26, 27.
Musetto, V.A. “Midwest lowlifes find themselves Against the Wall.” New York Post. (13 March): 46.
O’Discoll, Bill. “Foto-play.” (review Back Against the Wall). Pittsburgh City Paper. (16 March): 44.
Privett, Ray. Urban Legends: The Films of James Fotopoulos. 32-page program book. New York and Chicago: New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Facets Video, et al.
Sterritt, David. “Underground Goes Mainstream.” (festival review Christabel). Christian Science Monitor. (8 March).
Wolf, Matt. “Grilling the Underground.” (interview). The Squealer. (Fall/Winter 2002): 11.

2001
Conn, Andrew Lewis. “Notes from Underground.” (festival review Back Against the Wall). Film Comment. (May/June): 67-68.
Crawford, Travis. “Interiors.” (interview). Filmmaker Magazine. (Spring): 71-73, 80.
DiGiovanna, James. “Darker Shadows.” (review of Back Against the Wall and Migrating Forms). Tucson Weekly. (27 September – 3 October): 24.
Evans, Gareth. “Back Against the Wall.” (capsule review). Time Out London. (14-21 November): 112.
Frye, Brian. “James Fotopoulos: An Interview.” OtherZine 3 (Fall). n.pag. Online. Internet.
Kipp, Jeremiah. “Back Against the Wall.” Guerrilla Filmmaker. (Fall/Winter): 45.
Lim, Dennis. “Surreal Endgames, Seedy Glamour.” (festival review Back Against the Wall). The Village Voice. (13 March): 140.
Ludwig, Jerome. “Festival Seating: a dark star of the underground film scene.” Chicago Reader. (10 August): sec. 1, 38.
Plante, Mike. “James Fotopoulos Takes a Stance.” (cover/interview). Cinemad #5. 5-10.
Rosenbaum, Jonathan. “Back Against the Wall.” (capsule review). Chicago Reader. (17 August): sec 2, 19.
Taubin, Amy. “Back Against the Wall.” (capsule review). The Village Voice. (13 March): 92.

2000
Bierinckx, Cis. “Artists of the Year: James Fotopoulos.” City Pages. (27 January): 21.
Halter, Ed. “James Fotopoulos.” New York Press. (15 – 21 November): 31-32.
—————. “Best of 2000 Lists.” New York Press. (Migrating Forms). (27 December).
Taubin, Amy. “Getting Over, Going Underground.” (festival review Migrating Forms). The Village Voice (14 March): 112.
——————. “Take 2: Film Critics Poll.” The Village Voice. (Migrating Forms). (2 January): 46.

 


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