‘Buttons… because without it, you know, nothing will close, except by zippers.’
It’s funny how things go in loops, buttony loops. Hooks? Eyes? Over the weekend, I watched Me and You and Everyone We Know with delight. I can easily call this my new favorite film. As I was watching this, something familiar kept needling me, though none of the actors were familiar to me, something beyond de ja vu. Then it struck me.
Miranda July. A few years ago, I came across a book I adore, Learning to Love You More by Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher. It’s strange to recognize someone through their art-logic rather than a voice or a face. I always loved her assignments (make an encouraging banner, take a picture of two strangers holding hands), and wished I wasn’t so lazy and participated. However, it’s not often we see great films and art by someone who specializes in just films or art (for arguments sake they’re two separate things in this post), both mediums July truly inspires me to create something, or at least believe in something magical in this world.
Even if it is to strike one second poses….
(top image from Things We Don’t Understand and Are Definitely Not Going To Talk About)