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THE FUTURE

2011, 91 minutes

When Sophie (Miranda July) and Jason (Hamish Linklater) decide to adopt a stray cat, their perspective on life changes radically, literally altering the course of time and space and testing their faith in each other and themselves.

Written and directed by Miranda July; director of photography, Nikolai von Graevenitz; edited by Andrew Bird; music by Jon Brion; production design by Elliott Hostetter; costumes by Christie Wittenborn; produced by Gina Kwon, Roman Paul and Gerhard Meixner; released by Roadside Attractions. With: David Warshofsky (Marshall), Isabella Acres (Gabriella) and Joe Putterlik (Joe/the Moon).

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ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW

2005, 90 minutesmeandyou.jpg

Christine Jesperson is a lonely artist and “Eldercab” driver who uses her fantastical artistic visions to draw her aspirations and objects of desire closer to her. Richard Swersey (John Hawkes), a newly single shoe salesman and father of two boys, is prepared for amazing things to happen. But when he meets Christine, he panics. Life is not so oblique for Richard’s seven-year-old Robby, who is having a risqué internet romance with a stranger, and his fourteen- year-old brother Peter who becomes the guinea pig for neighborhood girls— practicing for their futureof romance and marriage.In July’s modern world, the mundane is transcendent and everyday people become radiant characters who speak their innermost thoughts, act on secret impulses, and experience truthful human moments that at times approach the surreal. They seek together-ness through tortured routes and find redemption in small moments that connect them to someoneelse on earth.An IFC/FILM FOUR and Gina Kwon Production

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ARE YOU THE FAVORITE PERSON OF ANYONE?

2005, 3 min 45 seconds

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Directed by Miguel Arteta
Written by Miranda July

A couple weeks after Miranda finished shooting her first feature, she wrote three short dialogues. Miguel called together some friends and made this short film, using the three dialogues as a script. The excellent Chuy Chavez also shot “Me and You and Everyone We Know.”

Starring John C. Reilly, Mike White, Miranda July and Chuy Chavez
Available on Wholpin #1

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HAYSHA ROYKO

2003, 4 minutes

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Three people negotiate space and energy in the Portland International Airport.

Animation by Jalal Jemison

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GETTING STRONGER EVERY DAY

2001, 7 minutes

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This one is about being lost and found, from moment to moment, and over the course of a lifetime. The spirit realm manifests in lo-tech effects and remembered TV movies.
Starring Richard Greiling, Carrie Brownstein, and Mia Cianciulli

Cinematography: Harrell Fletcher
Soundtrack: Zac Love
Editing: Miranda July and Keith
Edited at The Lux Centre

Commissioned by The Lux Centre for Pandaemonium 2001

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NEST OF TENS

2000, 27 minutes

Four alternating stories about mundane, personal methods of control. Children and a developmentally disabled adult operate control panels made out of paper, lists, monsters and their own bodies.

Starring Polly Bilchuk, Peter Borden, Eva Rioselo, Michael Loggins, Lindsay Beamish, Richard Greiling, Miranda July, and Aidan McClean

Made with a grant from the Andrea Frank Foundation

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THE AMATEURIST

1998, 14 minutes

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A “professional” woman monitors an “amateur” woman (both played by July) via video surveillance, as she has for the last four and a half years. She has never had direct contact with the amateur, but creates a sense of communion through numbers, knobs and careful language.

Digital video: Vanessa Renwick
Surveillance video: Miranda July
Editing: Kelly McClean
Music: Miranda July and D. Ben Noble
Sound mixing: Tim Renner

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ATLANTA

1996, 10 minutes

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A 12 year-old Olympic swimmer and her mother (both played by July) speak to the public about “going for the gold”.

Videoed by Miranda July, Wu La Dawson, and Summer Mastous
Edited by Miranda July

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