Miranda July: Me and You and Everybody
GOMA is spending a fortnight celebrating one of cinema's most distinctive talents.
Whether she's behind the camera or in front of it — or both — a movie that involves Miranda July in some shape or form is instantly worth everyone's attention. The same applies to the American talent's recordings, art and books, too, because displaying at the Venice Biennale and hitting the New York Times bestsellers list is also on her resume.
July's filmography is small but impactful. She's packed a punch by opting for quality over quantity so far, and viewers have been able to reap the rewards. Case in point: the phenomenal Kajillionaire, which hit screens nine years after previous film, instantly proved distinctive, empathetic and engaging, and was also one of the absolute best movies of 2020.
Accordingly, it's no wonder that Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art is spending almost a fortnight paying tribute to July as part of its latest Australian Cinematheque season — the fittingly called Miranda July: Me and You and Everybody. Kajillionare is screening, if you missed it last year, and so are the July-directed Me and You and Everyone We Know and The Future. You can also see her on-screen in the exceptional Madeline's Madeline, watch her chat about the challenges faced by female filmmakers in documentary Half the Picture, and check out No Light No Land Anywhere, which she produces.
Screenings are free, with sessions on Wednesday and Friday nights — and Saturdays and Sundays during the day.
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Saturday, June 12 - Sunday, October 17