Join us live for a virtual conversation between artist Miranda July and filmmaker Jennifer Reeder followed by an audience Q&A.
Link to join via Zoom: https://saic-edu.zoom.us/j/82212490503
Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist, and writer whose work explores human connection, inclusivity, desire, fear, and fantasy. Across media, July’s daring, urgent, and idiosyncratic voice finds unexpectedly accessible forms that reflect the poignancy and strangeness of the human plight. July’s new feature film Kajillionaire is produced by Plan B and Annapurna and stars Evan Rachel Wood, Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger, and Gina Rodriguez. The film was theatrically released by Focus Features in September 2020 and released worldwide by Universal throughout the fall. Her newest book, Miranda July (Prestel, 2020), is a complete retrospective of all her work to date and narrated by more than 80 friends and collaborators.
July will discuss her practice with filmmaker Jennifer Reeder (MFA 1996). Reeder constructs personal fiction films about relationships, trauma, and coping. Her innovative, award-winning narratives borrow from a range of forms including after-school specials, amateur music videos, and magical realism.
Presented in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago and SAIC’s Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
This event will be live captioned by CART. For additional access requests, including ASL interpretation or audio description, visit saic.edu/access.
Image: Miranda July, 2020, Prestel.