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The Amateurist

USA, 1998 (MIFF 2000, Peepshow – Titillation & The Moving Image)

Director: Miranda July

The Amateurist slides along the edges of horror and satire to create an unsettling portrait of a woman on the brink of technologically-driven madness. Miranda July's performance is split between a tarty denizen trapped in a padded cell and neurotic mathematician who studies and narrates her activities. A video about surveillance, identity, watching and being watched. A captivating performance artist, Miranda July has recorded several performances available through Kill Rock Star records, has recently directed a clip for girl band Sleater Kinney and is currently developing a project with Wayne Wang and Paul Auster.

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Me and you and everyone we know

USA, 2005
"With her incredibly auspicious debut feature, acclaimed multimedia performance artist Miranda July makes the leap to feature filmmaking with such skill and original vision it's hard not to feel a tr… More »


USA/Germany, 2011
"Brandishes poetic insights and imaginative flights." - Hollywood Reporter ... Miranda July's highly anticipated new film occupies the same playful and offbeat universe as her acclaimed debut feature… More »

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