Directed by Miranda July • 2005 • United States
Starring John Hawkes, Miranda July, Miles Thompson
With this compassionate, startling comedy that could have come from no other artistic sensibility, the brilliant Miranda July reveals a world both familiar and strange—an original vision of creativity, sexuality, childhood, and loneliness that emerges from a series of braided vignettes around a pair of potential lovers: Richard, a newly single shoe salesman and father of two (John Hawkes), and Christine, a lonely video artist and “Eldercab” driver (July). While they take hesitant steps toward romance, Richard’s sons follow their own curiosity toward their first sexual experiences, online and in real life, venturing into uncharted territories in their attempts to connect with others. Playful and profoundly transgressive, ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW is a poetic look at the tortuous routes we take to intimacy in an isolating world, and the moments of magic and redemption that unite us.
In this documentary, produced in 2019, director Miranda July and filmmaker Lena Dunham explore July’s beginnings, including her early work as a performer, the creation of her Joanie 4 Jackie project, and the development and production of her first feature film, ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW.
In 2017, ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW director Miranda July, with the support of the organization Artangel, again utilized a department store as setting for one of her projects, this time for a participatory artwork and singular retail experience: the United Kingdom’s first interfaith charity ...
Director Miranda July took a new video camera to the 2005 Deauville American Film Festival in France, which she was invited to attend with ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW. Criterion discovered the footage she shot there in July’s archives and edited it for this release. Presented here, it offers ...
ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW at the Sundance Director's Lab
Director Miranda July submitted the script for ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW to the Sundance Screenwriters Lab twice before the project was finally accepted, in 2003. The same year, she was invited to the Directors Lab, where she developed the following scenes.
ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW at the Sundance Director's Lab with Commentary
Director Miranda July submitted the script for ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW to the Sundance Screenwriters Lab twice before the project was finally accepted, in 2003. The same year, she was invited to the Directors Lab, where she developed the following scenes, presented here with commentary by...