Miranda July is one of those terribly aggravating people who is exquisitely talented in a variety of mediums but too awesome not to want to be best friends with, if that makes any sense. Her first film, 'Me and You and Everyone We Know,' won four awards at Cannes and the Special Jury Prize at Sundance in 2005. Since then, she's written an award-winning collection of short stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, created the online project "learningtoloveyoumore," a storytelling website that remains online as part of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and made an interactive sculpture garden for the 2009 Venice Biennale.

Her new movie 'The Future' began as a performance piece called Things We Don't Understand and Definitely Are Not Going to Talk About, where she'd pull members from the audience onstage to perform. The final result premiered at Sundance earlier this week and will also play at the Berlin Film Festival in February.