Miranda July Performs at Selected Shorts

A quirky artist, filmmaker, writer, and actress—Miranda July validates her great sense of humor and innate ability to observe and analyze the human soul through her performance from her latest book It Chooses You.

Taken place at New York’s Symphony Space, the night consisted of six humorous yet serious excerpts acted out from July’s book, while portraying her experiences in Los Angeles as she responded to random classified ads that hoped to sell Care Bears, hair dryers, photo albums, and Christmas cards—all photographed for the audience by Brigitte Sire.

The six readings were derived from the knowledge that each conversation had happened; nothing felt contrived. Miranda July’s hysterical, heartfelt, and honest performances only made us want to immediately go see, or re-watch, her film The Future.

July was accompanied on stage with actors Olga Merediz, Adrian Martinez, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Tom Bloom, and Mia Dillon.

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