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The triple-threat darling of last month's Sundance Film Festival, writer-director-performer Miranda July has been a fixture on about six facets of the contemporary arts scene for almost ten years. She is the founder of Joanie 4 Jackie, a totally independent, underground distribution system through which female filmmakers can trade their self-produced media works for "Chainletters" - VHS or DVD compilations made from the submissions recieved. Check out Miss July's website for glimpses of her own early video work, including my favorite, the stunning and serious Getting Stronger Every Day, starring Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney. And finally, to celebrate the premiere of Me, You and Everyone We Know, she sits down for an in-depth interview with Emanuel Levy, to talk about directing herself, working with child actors, and wanting "to be in conversation with the whole world."

categories Cinematical