Sex and Death with Little Teddy
May 24, 2016
How did you find out about Joanie 4 Jackie and how old were you at the time?
Miranda July personal appearance and screening in Toronto at Cinecycle sponsored by the Pleasure Dome collective.
What interested you about the project?
I wanted to get my work into a public forum of young women.
At the time you participated in Joanie 4 Jackie did you consider yourself a filmmaker? What was your relationship to making movies?
I had been a filmmaker for many years and was somewhat older.
Do you have any specific anecdotes or memories associated with the project?
It was shot in rural Ontario and I remember a couple of shots I really liked. One is of a bumble bee on a Scotch thistle swaying in the wind in an overgrown field. Also, a vaselined shot of cows. They came up right to the camera out of curiosity.
What did you think/feel about the Joanie 4 Jackie at the time? And now, in retrospect?
I think it was something of its time. Lo-fi, communal, volunteer. It was quaint and innocent of commercial concerns.
What institutions, groups, people, publications and movements were inspiring you at the time of your participation in J4J?
Pleasure Dome screening collective.
Broken Pencil magazine on zines.
Into the Wasteland performance events.
Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley.
What do you do now – professionally and otherwise? Are you still involved in filmmaking?
I am not involved in filmmaking for the past 5 years. I am a full-time public librarian.