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Friday, May 20, 2005

Props where props are due…

Posted by on May 20 at 12:51 PM

I join the chorus of people who thinks Miranda July’s movie is terrific. At its premiere last night, SIFF’s programming director gave a shout-out to the press for supporting the film, mentioning specifically The Stranger’s Sean Nelson, who, while he’s written amazing things about film for The Stranger, hasn’t seen July’s movie yet. It’s Annie Wagner — our much-hated, boots-bearing theater critic — who gushes about the film in our SIFF guide.

While I’m at it I guess I should say that Annie and I are currently embroiled in a debate over whether July’s treatment of her characters, with her extreme attention to their physicality, is Dickensian and vaguely gothic. I say it certainly is.