Me and You and Everyone We Know
Director: Miranda July Run Time: 91 min. Format: Digital Rating: R Release Year: 2005
Starring: Brad William Henke, Brandon Ratcliff, Carlie Westerman, Miles Thompson, Miranda July, John Hawkes
As part of Nitehawk’s September series SHE MADE IT, ART SEEN presents brunch screenings of Miranda July’s directorial debut, ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW.
Christine Jesperson is a lonely artist and “Eldercab” driver who uses her fantastical artistic visions to draw her aspirations and objects of desire closer to her. Richard Swersey (John Hawkes), a newly single shoe salesman and father of two boys, is prepared for amazing things to happen. But when he meets the captivating Christine, he panics. Life is not so oblique for Richard’s seven-year-old Robby, who is having a risqué internet romance with a stranger, and his fourteen- year-old brother Peter who becomes the guinea pig for neighborhood girls— practicing for their future of romance and marriage.
In July’s modern world, the mundane is transcendent and everyday people become radiant characters who speak their innermost thoughts, act on secret impulses, and experience truthful human moments that at times approach the surreal. They seek together-ness through tortured routes and find redemption in small moments that connect them to someone else on earth.
Part of Nitehawk’s September SHE MADE IT brunch, midnite, and special event series.