Me and You and Everyone We Know 2005 R18+

6.00PM Fri 9 Jul 2021 (1hr 45mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Miranda July’s critically acclaimed breakout feature, Me and You and Everyone We Know is a delicately structured series of interwoven narratives that delve into the complicated nature of love and relationships.

Reprising a role similar to “The Amateurist” (a character July developed for an early video work of the same name), Miranda July plays a young performance artist (Christine), who forms a romantic attachment to Carl (John Hawkes); a shoe salesman desperately trying to repair his relationship to his two children following his failed marriage. Alongside this awkward love story, July explores the origins of our relationship to love and sex, as told through the experiences of Carl’s two sons.

Winner of four awards at the 2005 Cannes film festival including the Caméra d’or, Me and You and Everyone We Know is a modern masterpiece that bravely confronts the complexities of contemporary relationships. July carefully traverses the difficult territory of early sexual experience by coupling it with broader themes relating to longing and loneliness to arrive at an original and sophisticated take on love and togetherness.

R18+ | High level themes

Miranda July’s short film The Amateurist, will screen prior to Me and You and Everyone We Know.

The Amateurist 1998 (14 mins) Ages 15+

Miranda July’s video performance, The Amateurist examines the nature of surveillance by creating a scenario where the balance of power between the watcher and the watched is in a constant state of flux.

In the performance, Miranda July plays both the “Amateur”, a woman we see through a television monitor, and the “Amateurist”, a systems analyst who provides a running commentary on the Amateur. Through this interaction, July blurs the line between personal and professional relationships by heightening the significance of arbitrary daily systems and transforming them into a product of longing and desire.

Ages 15+ | Contains mature themes

CREDITS

Me and You and Everyone We Know 2005

35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY STEREO, 91 MINUTES, UNITED STATES/UNITED KINGDOM, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: MIRANDA JULY / PRODUCER: GINA KWON / CINEMATOGRAPHER: CHUY CHÁVEZ / EDITORS: ANDREW DICKLER, CHARLES IRELAND / PROD CO: IFC FILMS, FILMFOUR / PRINT SOURCE: IFC FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM

The Amateurist 1998

DIGITAL BETACAM SP, COLOUR, STEREO, 14 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/SCRIPT: MIRANDA JULY / CINEMATOGRAPHERS: VANESSA RENWICK, MIRANDA JULY / EDITORS: KELLY MCCLEAN, MIRANDA JULY / PROD CO: JOANIE 4 JACKIE / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: VIDEO DATA BANK / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP