504 E Locust St
Des Moines, California 50309

Visiting Artist: Miranda July
Thu, Nov 10 & Sat, Nov 12, 7:30 pm
Screening Room
$8 regular
$5 students, seniors and teachers
$5 YBCA Members

July makes movies, performances, recordings and combinations of these things. Her short films have been screened internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim. The themes of her work are often mysterious, but some are fears, dreams, experiences of becoming lost and found, female sexuality, methods of control and limitations of language. Her first feature film, Me and You and Everyone We Know, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the Camera D?or Prize at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.

For those of you who were introduced to Miranda July through her really terrific movie, Me and You and Everyone We Know, these two programs are a chance to learn where this person came from. July will show short movies, read stories, and guide you through the multimedia land she calls home.

IMPORTANT: Miranda asks that audience members complete the assignment below prior to the attending the screenings:

Learning To Love You More Assignment #52: Write the phone call you wish you could have

Using a black pen, draw a picture of your cell phone. Be very precise and make your phone look as realistic as possible, you can trace the shape of the phone if you want. In the window where the caller name appears, write the name of the person who you wish would call you. If you have to, use a fake name. Don't draw anything except the phone, leave the rest of the paper blank. In a separate email document, type the conversation you wish you could have with this person. Use dialogue format, for example:

Me: Hello?

Mark Adams: Hi, it's Mark. Mark Adams.

Me: Oh. God. It's you. I think about you every day.


Send your completed assignment to learningtoloveyoumore.com, using their upload page. Go to the site for complete information and examples.

Miranda July?s residency at YBCA is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

YBCA site

Added by Mai on October 17, 2005