Getting Stronger Every Day

2001 | 00:06:30 | United States | English | Color | Mono

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Family, Youth/Childhood

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"There are two movies I saw on TV about boys who were taken from their families and then returned to them years later. One boy was on a fun spaceship for years and the other boy was kidnapped and molested. These boys were never the same again and they just couldn't re-integrate into the family. I saw these movies when I was little. I've often described them to people, always paired together. They are sort of the comedy and tragedy version of the same story and it is a mundanely spiritual story. Getting Stronger Every Day includes these boys' tales, but they are like mystical objects placed on the living reality of the man storyteller. In other parts of the movie actual mystical objects hover in peoples lives without a myth or story attached. I like to think about how these dimensions interact simply and can be enacted: real life / story / worldly / spirit / video / flat drawing."

—Miranda July

This title is also available on Miranda July Videoworks: Volume 1.

Premiere

2001

Exhibitions + Festivals

Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL, 2013

Dallas Video Festival, 2002

VideoEx (Zurich, Switzerland), 2002

Transmediale Festival (Germany), 2002

Mediacity (Canada), 2002

Chicago Underground Film Festival, 2002

Images Festival of Independant Film and Video (Canada), 2003