Movies of 2012, #36: Me and You and Everyone We Know
Directed by Miranda July
Movies of 2012, #29: The Future
Directed by and starring Miranda July
Books of 2012, #3: No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July
This is a great collection of short stories. July has a kind of novel grace and warmth in her surreal, often childlike characters and bizarre but comfortable plots.
I guess my favorite thing in the world is when I look at a piece of art, or read a story, or watch a movie where I walk away feeling like “Oh my god — I have to do something, I have to make something or talk to someone — things are not the same anymore” — and so I try to make work where you come away with that feeling. It’s like, yeah, you’re thinking about what you just saw, but even more than that — you feel able, you feel like, kind of propelled.