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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Miranda July’s Next Movie?

posted by on February 28 at 12:50 PM

The New York Sun on Miranda July’s new film project:

Things We Don’t Understand and Definitely Are Not Going to Talk About is set to be the basis of her next feature, the script of which she is already in the process of polishing.

As much as I adore Me and You and Everyone We Know, however, I have to say I’m way more eager to see the performance piece (which includes a couple from the audience playing a couple on stage) than the film adaptation. Lane Czaplinski, where you at?


Also, confidential to MJ: The Script of Which She Is Already in the Process of Polishing is just begging to become a title .

(Via Big Screen Little Screen.)

The Stranger is sponsoring an event with July in May—if I were you, I’d probably keep the entire month clear of obligations until we make the official announcement. But I’m not you. So heads up.

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I just cleared the entire month of May. Keep us posted!

Posted by Carollani | February 28, 2007 1:05 PM

ok fine may is clear. tyrants.

Posted by josh | February 28, 2007 1:07 PM

Miranda July is the most over-rated, self-indulgent, self-important, immature, boring performer /writer / indie hipster I have had the displeasure to encounter since moving to the NW. WhY do you folks love her so?

Posted by small frye | February 28, 2007 2:01 PM

It's not just the NW, Cannes gave her an award too.

Posted by David Schmader | February 28, 2007 2:17 PM

The first 'of' in "The Script of Which She Is Already in the Process of Polishing" is incorrect. Remove it and you got yourself a sentence. You're welcome.

Posted by Matthew | February 28, 2007 3:30 PM

I'm concerned that all her movies from here on out are going to be essentially the same, like too many indie filmmakers who can't break out of their first film mold. See reference: Burns, Edward; Solondz, Todd; Anderson, Wes.

Posted by keshmeshi | February 28, 2007 3:43 PM

Given that her next film won't go through the Sundance cookie factory, I predict it will be much more bizarre and equally interesting. If you've seen any of her short films, it's hard to believe that Me and You will be repeated. That said, all of her work is obsessed with the same themes (including such esoterica as blobs and infant sexuality), and that won't change.

Posted by annie | February 28, 2007 3:49 PM

blobs and infant sexuality

Posted by Paulus | February 28, 2007 11:48 PM

Dearest Annie: Don't worry. I pester MJ with emails every 6 months. She wrote in October to say that her small run at The Kitchen was just a workshop for a movie script.

Posted by Lane | March 1, 2007 1:37 PM

I don't understand how you can like Miranda July and hate Little Miss Sunshine with a firey passion. Yeah, they're both trite, but at least LMS had some heart and isn't just a bunch of pretentious art school bullshit. I couldn't even finish "You and everyone like you" or whatever it was called. It SHOULD have been called "Look How Indie I am." Gah, that movie makes me madder every time I think about it.

Posted by exelizabeth | March 2, 2007 1:03 PM

@9: And you didn't email me?!

@10: I don't like Miranda July; I LOVE Miranda July. And I love Miranda July because of her art show at Tom Landowski; her shorts Atlanta, Nest of Tens, The Amateurist, and Getting Stronger Everyday; her performance pieces Love Diamond and Swan Tool; her short stories; and, oh yeah, Me and You and Everyone We Know. Furthermore, I don't hate Little Miss Sunshine with a fiery passion. I didn't think it should win an Academy Award, but it's an okay little by-the-numbers movie.

Posted by annie | March 2, 2007 2:08 PM

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