Miranda July

December 14, 2007
by findingDulcinea Staff
Filmmaker. Performing artist. Writer. Award Winner. Is there anything this talented woman can’t do? Miranda’s rise to the top of the artistic world began when her first feature film Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and four prizes at Cannes. Since then, she’s been unstoppable. Learn more about Miranda July and her varied artistic mediums by exploring the selected links.

The Stuff

Learning to Love You More is a Web site and the host of presentations of work by the general public—creations made from assignments given by Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher. Visit the site to view contributions and find out how you can participate in this interactive endeavor.
Visit Miranda July’s Web site to view video stills from Miranda’s original films as well as images from performances.

Starring Miranda

Miranda July brings her creative talents to the page in this collection of short stories: No One Belongs Here More Than You.
Although Miranda’s blog hasn’t been updated since 2005, it gives great insight in to the early years of her career. Browse through the extensive collection of press links on the right or read a bevy of archived posts located on the left.
Miranda takes part in an interpretative performance for the indie band Blonde Redhead's video for "Top Ranking," in which she demonstrates a different pose every second. Watch the video on YouTube, and witness even more evidence of July's omnipresence among the art world's elite.

What Others Think

In July 2007, the New Yorker featured an article by Miranda July. The artist discusses her first amateur film, Atlanta, which was made during the summer of 1996. Now that she’s creating her second feature-film, discover what she plans on doing differently and how’s she handling the pressure of living up to expectations.
Watch the trailer for Me and You and Everyone We Know and read what Rolling Stone has to say about Miranda’s first feature-length film.
The Underground Literary Alliance recently featured Miranda July in their “Monday Report.” Read the article to see why they think Miranda is a member of the underground and why they call her a “Do-It-Yourself” artist.

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