The Slow Escape
A young radio DJ contemplates the disappearance of twenty-three-year-old Pamela Ferguson, last seen leaving her job as a waitress at the Entré Restaurant in Winslow, Arizona. The narrator's empathy for the victim mixes with her own overactive imagination until one night a terrifying confession is overheard from a family member.
The Slow Escape was part of Miranda July’s JOANIE 4 JACKIE project, appearing on the Co-Star Tape, Joanie 4 Jackie 4Ever in 1998 and on The M.I.A. Chainletter Tape in 1999. Originally called Big Miss Moviola, the JOANIE 4 JACKIE project began with a pamphlet that read, “A challenge and a promise: Lady, you send me your movie and I’ll send you the latest Big Miss Moviola Chainletter Tape.” The Slow Escape is included as part of the director-approved special edition features on the Criterion Collection’s DVD package for July’s Me And You And Everyone We Know. The Slow Escape was one of four films selected for inclusion.