In their third pick-up of Sundance 2011, Roadside Attractions has acquired all North American rights to Miranda July’s second feature THE FUTURE. ‘The Future premiered at 2011 Sundance Film Festival and features a cast including Hamish Linklater, Miranda July, David Warshofsky, Isabella Acres, and Joe Putterlik.

In the eagerly anticipated follow-up to her Camera d’Or winning debut, internationally acclaimed artist and author Miranda July writes, directs and stars alongside Hamish Linklater in the story of a thirty-something couple who, on deciding to adopt a stray cat, change their perspective on life, literally altering the course of time and testing their faith in each other and themselves.

The Future begins one afternoon on a sofa. Sophie and Jason, a 30-something couple in Los Angeles, realize that in one month, their lives will change radically when they pick up a stray cat they’re adopting. Wanting to take advantage of their fleeting freedom, they quit their jobs, disconnect their Internet, and pursue new interests, all of which literally alter the course of time and space and test their faith in each other and themselves.

Miranda July’s work slips and slides whenever you try to pin it down. A truly original voice, she has an uncanny intuition for playful, figurative storytelling. The Future is narrated by a cat. One night Jason freezes time and talks with the moon. Sophie decides to settle with an older man in suburbia as if she were shopping for a potential future: trying it on to see if it fits. An exhilarating, funny, and wildly inventive second feature, The Future reflects a profound understanding of the existential fears that accompany relationships. | Sundance Film Festival

“We all immediately fell in love with Miranda’s genre-bending cosmic romance, and we think theatrical audiences around the country are going to feel the same way,” said Roadside Co-President Eric d’Arbeloff. “She’s brilliantly pulling off things within the realm of narrative cinema that no one else is even attempting.”


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