Writer/director/performance artist Miranda July is certainly quirky, but her quirks seem to be totally heartfelt and without calculation -- or at least if they are calculated, she’s enjoying them as much as she hopes her audience will. Which is to say she’s an artist who follows the central rule of creating art -- please yourself first. The Future
, her second feature film, finds the award-winning hyphenate exploring the anxiety and stress that we all feel about, well, the future.
She plays Sophie, a thirtysomething children’s dance instructor happily cohabitating with Jason (Hamish Linklater), an at-home call-center operator. In a month they plan to ...