Miranda July Walks a Tightrope with ‘Kajillionaire’ and Never Falls Off

Miranda July Walks a Tightrope with ‘Kajillionaire’ and Never Falls Off
The idea for “Kajillionaire” came to Miranda July when she was trapped in bed, half-awake, between a sick husband (filmmaker Mike Mills) and her sick son. “Three people were walking toward me, two women with long hair,” she said on the phone from her Echo Park studio. “I go get my phone and reach over and start dictating. Luckily I didn’t fall back asleep. I was voice demoing into my phone for about three days. I’d put the phone down and pick it up again and walk away out of the room from people and say more. It was a magical thing. I’d follow these three people anywhere. ‘What will they do next?’ You know?”

Five years later, the film debuted at Sundance to raves, was delayed by the pandemic from June to September 25, and now breaks on 500 screens around the country (except for New York and
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