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Live Q&A with the director Miranda July
Monday, October 19 6:00pm (PDT)

From acclaimed writer/director Miranda July comes a profoundly moving and wildly original comedy. Con-artists Theresa (Debra Winger) and Robert (Richard Jenkins) have spent 26 years training their only daughter, Old Dolio (Evan Rachel Wood), to swindle, scam, and steal at every opportunity. During a desperate, hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger (Gina Rodriguez) into joining their next scam, only to have their entire world turned upside down.

The virtual screening link will be sent via email on Friday, October 16. This link will be sent directly from Focus Features. Watching the film will require two-factor verification using the email and cell phone number provided below. The link will be active for 72 hours.The Zoom Q&A link will be sent seperately on Monday, October 19 prior to the live conversation with writer/director Miranda July.

Talking Pictures Virtual Q&A with Miranda July

MIRANDA JULY (Writer/Director)

One of the most impressive cross-disciplinary artists of her generation. A filmmaker, artist, and writer, her daring, urgent, and inimitable voice persists in reflecting the poignancy and strangeness of the human plight. She wrote, directed and starred in The Future and Me and You and Everyone We Know —winner of the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and recently added to the Criterion Collection. July is an award-winning author. Her most recent book published by Prestel April 2020, Miranda July, has re-imagined the art monograph as an oral history on her career to date. July’s collection of stories, No One Here More Than You, won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in twenty-three countries. It Chooses You was her first book of non-fiction, which was followed by her debut novel, The First Bad Man. Her writing has appeared in “The Paris Review,” “Harper’s” and “The New Yorker.” July’s participatory art works include “Eleven Heavy Things” (a sculpture garden created for the 2009 Venice Biennale); “New Society” (a performance); “Somebody” (a messaging app created with Miu Miu), and an interfaith charity shop in Selfridges department store in London, presented by Artangel. Raised in Berkeley, California, July lives in Los Angeles.

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Date: Oct 16 to Oct 19 - 6:00 p.m. Watch Film & Q&A

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