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Miu Miu Women's Tales
#8 SOMEBODY per festval
by Miranda July
Italy, United States, 2014, 10', DCP

screenplay Miranda July
music Dev Hynes
hair & make up Nikki Providence, Sandra Ganzer
cast Hope Shapiro (Natalie), Steven Lamprinos (Carl)
Ian Lerch (Caleb), Sophie Mann (Jessica), Cory Roberts (Paul)
Lika Bosman (Yolanda), Athena Hunter (Blanca), Nicole Lynn (Prim Woman)
Ariel Cohen (Boyish Woman), Miranda July (Victoria)
Marabina Jaimes (Bold Waitress), 
Christopher Spellman (Bus Boy)
Mercy Edwards (Waitress 1), Jessica Pohly (Waitress 2)
Carrie Gibson (Waitress 3), Lee Noble (Anthony The Plant)

producer Jett Steiger
executive producers Max Brun, Lana Kim
production Hi! Production
in association with Ways & Means

Phone calls are awkward, email is old, texting is tacky. Wouldn't it be nice to deliver messages verbally, face-to-face, even when you can't (or don't want) to be there? This hilarious and strangely poignant movie introduces a radical new messaging system created by artist Miranda July. A mesmerizing cast of characters, including July herself, break up, make up, and make love with this new technology.
With support from Miu Miu, July worked with a team of developers to create this radical and complex app; when the movie ends we're invited to visit somebodyapp.com to send or deliver our first message.
"I see Somebody as a world-wide public art project - inciting performance, connection between strangers and conversation about the value of inefficiency and risk." [Miranda July]

MIRANDA JULY wrote, directed and starred in the The Future (2011) and Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Caméra d'Or. July's fiction has appeared in The Paris ReviewHarper's and The New Yorker. Her collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You (2007), won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. In 2000 July created the participatory website "Learning to Love You More" with artist Harrell Fletcher, and a companion book was published in 2007; the work is now in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She designed Eleven Heavy Things, an interactive sculpture garden, for the 2009 Venice Biennale, and in 2013 more than a hundred thousand people subscribed to her e-mail-based artwork We Think Alone (commissioned by Magasin 3, Stockholm). In 2014 she debuts the audience-participatory performance, New Society, at the Walker Art Center.The First Bad Man, a novel, will be published in January 2015.


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