Rachel’s Team Pick: Miranda July Has a New Movie

Hi, my name is Rachel and I have a lot of feelings about Miranda July. Two of those feelings are “if you have not read No One Belongs Here More Than You, you should” and “if you have not seen Me and You and Everyone We Know, what are you doing, it’s on Netflix instant.” Another set of feelings is “excitement, joy, minor trepidation” about her (uncharacteristically briefly titled) new movie, The Future. The Hairpin describes it as being about ” two people who adopt a stray cat.” I am going to assume it also about The Future in some respect, and probably also about Miranda July in some respect.

Also, if you are too cool for school/to watch trailers about whimsical people and cats and feelings and MY HEART, then maybe you will enjoy this little whatsit that she made in order to promote the movie/make your life better: it is The Future on the internet! You can also sign up for The Future via email, at which point you will get a charming email like the one below:

Dear Person,

Someone, perhaps you, has requested a subscription to our free divination
service. Here’s how it works: Miranda July thinks really hard about you.
She digs deep inside and summons a premonition of your future, which allows
her to advise you accordingly, every Monday and Thursday. It’s up to you to
interpret her advice, but we feel certain you’ll know exactly what she

Good job. Everything will be easier from now on.

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    Having loved the heck out of Y&M&EWK, I am excited, but omg do you think the cat-voice is part of the movie? Because I’m not sure I could handle that. (Although if I could sit through the terrible, even more inexplicable narration in Vicky Cristina Barcelona and still enjoy the film I guess anything’s possible.)

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      I have the yellow copy… this is somehow significant, I feel. I really hope she’s working on some other writing, as I really like the stories more than her last film. Maybe it’s because I listened to them on cd though, and her voice is so absolutely fantastic.

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