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Check out the first poster for Miranda July’s THE FUTURE

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
May 6th, 2011

One of my very favorite films from Sundance has just gotten its first poster, and it's just as deceptively simple as the film's plot itself. Miranda July's THE FUTURE, which has already shown this year at both Sundance and SXSW, follows young(ish) couple Sophie (July, who also wrote and directed the feature) and Jason (the wonderful Hamish Linklater) as they attempt to live their lives to the fullest in the face of an impending (cat) adoption. Much more than your typical run-of-the-mill "hipsters looking to figure it all out" indie flick, THE FUTURE weaves in science fiction and puppets and the Moon and dancing and destiny, all in service to a story that is really just incredibly moving. I am so glad it's hitting theaters this summer.

Back in January, I praised the film for its bold take on intimacy: "Under the guise of some twee touches, THE FUTURE is a moving mediation on the meaning of love and intimacy. Without resorting to the cliché or commonplace, it begs us to ponder what it means to know someone, what it means to accept someone, what it means to love someone. There is a magic here, a lightness that makes THE FUTURE a wondrous place to inhabit, even when it’s all crumbling into past and present, slipping into the unknowable and unchangeable." So yes, I loved this film.You can read my full review HERE, or watch my video interview with the lovely Miss July HERE.

Check out the full poster after the break.

THE FUTURE will open in limited release on July 29. For those of you in Los Angeles, it will also show at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival.

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