Society, October 5
LOST CHILD!, October 6
One Weekend, Two Different Shows
The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) presents performer/writer/filmmaker Miranda July performing two different shows in one weekend: Society on Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and LOST CHILD! on Oct. 6 at 2 p.m., in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater at the ICA (100 Northern Ave., Boston). General admission tickets are $30, $15 for members and students, and can be purchased at www.icaboston.org or by calling 617-478-3103.
As a performer, writer, and filmmaker, Miranda July mines the banal and mundane elements of our lives for humor, lyrical beauty and surprising poignancy. Her work encompasses nearly every expressive platform, from filmmaking to writing to performance. In 2005 she wrote, directed, and starred in her first feature film, Me and You and Everyone We Know, garnering critical praise and multiple awards at the Cannes Film Festival, among others. A second film, The Future (2011), screened at festivals including Sundance and the Boston Independent Film Festival. Her short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Harper's, and in 2007 she released the collection No One Belongs Here More Than You, praised by the New York Times as "funny and insightful, offering moments of utter heartbreak."
Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Society blends fiction and real life, intertwining the histories and talents of the audience with a startling chronicle of time, love, and group faith. On this very special one-off night, July will be debuting new material and playing with the limits of what is possible given two hours and a room full of strangers.
Oct. 6, 2 p.m.
Part retrospective, part artist lecture, and part interactive performance, Lost Child! hilariously spans Miranda July's extraordinary trajectory, from fledging artist in Portland, Oregon, to award-winning filmmaker and best-selling author.