August 24, 2010
1996, 10 minutes
A 12 year-old Olympic swimmer and her mother (both played by July) speak to the public about "going for the gold".
Videoed by Miranda July, Wu La Dawson, and Summer Mastous
Edited by Miranda July
Miranda July makes movies, performances, recordings and combinations of these things. July's first feature-length film, Me and You and Everyone We Know premiered in January 2005 at the Sundance Film Festival, where it received a special jury prize for originality of vision. It debuted internationally at the Cannes Film Festival where it was awarded with four prizes, including the Camera d'Or. It was released theatrically in July of 2005. July's videos ( Haysha Royko, The Amateurist, Nest of Tens, Getting Stronger Every Day ) have been screened internationally at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and in the 2002 Whitney Biennial. July participated in the 2004 Whitney Biennial with learningtoloveyoumore.com. July's multi-media performances ( Love Diamond, The Swan Tool, How I Learned to Draw ) have been presented at venues such as the Institute of Contemporary Art in London and The Kitchen in New York. July's stories can be read in The Paris Review, The Harvard Review and Zoetrope All Story.