Saturday, October 5
$15 members + students
Miranda July: SOCIETY
As a performer, writer, and filmmaker, Miranda July mines the banal and mundane elements of our lives for humor, lyrical beauty and surprising poignancy. Her work encompasses nearly every expressive platform, from filmmaking to writing to performance. In 2005 she wrote, directed, and starred in her first feature film, Me and You and Everyone We Know, garnering critical praise and multiple awards at the Cannes Film Festival, among others. A second film, The Future (2011), screened at festivals including Sundance and the Boston Independent Film Festival. Her short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Harper’s, and in 2007 she released the collection No One Belongs Here More Than You, praised by the New York Times as “funny and insightful, offering moments of utter heartbreak.”
At the ICA, July risks all with a unique experiment in collaboration. A Boston premiere, SOCIETY blends fiction and real life, intertwining the histories and talents of the audience with a startling chronicle of time, love, and group faith. On this very special one-off night, July will be debuting new material and playing with the limits of what is possible given two hours and a room full of strangers.
The 2013–14 performance season at the ICA is presented with support from The Robert E. Davoli and Eileen L. McDonagh Charitable Foundation and Ellen Poss.