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Miranda July

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Stylist were joined live online recently by Miranda July for our weekly Lunchtime Masterclass. Actress, writer and director of upcoming drama The Future Miranda answered questions from our readers, which can be viewed at the bottom of this page.

Miranda is a filmmaker and artist. Her videos, performances, and web-based projects have been presented at sites including the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and in two Whitney Biennials.

Miranda wrote, directed and starred in her first feature-length film, Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Camera d’Or.

Her most recent film is The Future (2011), which she wrote, directed and starred in, and which is released this Friday 4 November.

Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker. Her collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You (Scribner, 2007), won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in twenty countries. Her latest book is It Chooses You (Canongate, out on 1 December).

Miranda created the participatory website, learningtoloveyoumore, with artist Harrell Fletcher and a companion book was published in 2007 (Prestel). The work is now in collection of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Eleven Heavy Things, an interactive sculpture garden Miranda designed for the 2009 Venice Biennale, was on view in Union Square in New York in the summer of 2010 and is currently being presented by MOCA in Los Angeles.

Raised in Berkeley, California, Miranda currently lives in Los Angeles.

Are you an aspiring writer or filmmaker? Or perhaps you have an idea for a creative project but are unsure about how to get it off the ground? If you missed the live chat, fear not - you can still read all of the questions and answers below.

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