Named by Roger Ebert as “extraordinary” and one of the best films of the past decade, July’s first feature-length film, Me and You and Everyone We Know received a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Camera d’Or. Ebert stated that, "July’s film fits no genre, fulfills no expectations, creates its own rules, and seeks only to share a strange, lovable mind with us." July’s most recent film, The Future, has been described as a tactful satire, again demonstrating July’s ability to blend playfulness with difficult and serious emotions.
July created a participatory website and companion book with artist Harrell Fletcher called Learning to Love You More, which is now in collection of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The site provides assignments for amateur artists to complete and submit to take part in the communal art project.
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 won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in twenty countries. Her latest book is It Chooses You.
Raised in Berkeley, California, July currently lives in Los Angeles.
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