The Future: Film Screening

January 20, 2019 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

As part of New Hall Art Collection’s festival celebrating female filmmakers, we will be screening ‘The Future’ (2011) by the American director and artist, Miranda July, in the Buckingham House Lecture Theatre at Murray Edwards College. Book your free ticket here.

Miranda July (b. 1974) is a film director, screenwriter, singer, actress, author and artist, with a wide-ranging but distinctive body of work, influenced by the DIY aesthetic and the riot grrl scene, an underground punk feminist movement. In her films, July creates a “slice of life” giving prominence and importance to ordinary characters and focusing in on their experiences of sex, intimacy and everyday life. The films are characterised by their gentle pace and kooky aesthetic and have earned July comparisons with directors like Noah Baumbach and Wes Anderson.

‘The Future’ (2011), which was born as a piece of performance art, tells the story of couple in their mid-30s, who decide to adopt a stray cat, an event which radically changes their perspective on life and tests their faith in each other and themselves. The New York Times called it an ‘ingeniously constructed wonder cabinet of a movie’.

The film is classified as 12A and contains references to sexual activity. For more information please click here.