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If Miranda July’s feature debut, Me and You and Everyone We Know, doesn’t quite work, perhaps it’s because the filmmaker didn’t play all the roles herself. That’s what she does in the two sharpest of the six short works in “Miranda July Videos,” showcasing her pitch-perfect mimicry of creepily insincere and casually exploitative language and behavior. In Atlanta, her roles include a mom who pushes her daughter to compete in the Olympics, explaining that “we really just did what God wanted”; in the The Amateurist, July is an overbearing manipulator who compels a screen-bound woman to imitate the shapes of numerals, explaining with offhand officiousness that “I have a background in numbers.” Among the other shorts, Nest of Tens explores childhood sexuality in the curious way that either charmed or irked Me and You viewers, and Getting Stronger Everyday stars Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein, although she doesn’t do much. The videos screen at 7 p.m. at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $5. (202) 783-5000.