Friday, December 23, 2011

it chooses you by miranda july


Sometimes when struggling to complete a piece of writing, you discover something that facilitates procrastination in exciting new ways. While trying to finish the screenplay for her much-anticipated second film, Ms. July found herself reading the ubiquitous Pennysaver classifieds during longer and longer lunches. Eventually, she contacted some of the strangers with items for sale, and circuitously found the ending for her screenplay (not to mention an unforgettable actor who wound up playing himself in the film). Her home visits to the Pennysaver crew feel like prolonged eavesdropping on a public bus and are just as entertaining. An excellent holiday gift for Miranda July fans.