Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers - Jan Krawitz

Perfect Strangers – Jan Krawitz

Jan Krawitz has been independently producing documentary films for 35 years. Her work has been exhibited at film festivals in the United States and abroad, including Sundance, the New York Film Festival, Nyon, Edinburgh, AFI/Silverdocs, London, Sydney, Full Frame, South by Southwest and the Flaherty Film Seminar. Her most recent film, Big Enough was broadcast on the national PBS series P.O.V. and internationally in eighteen countries. Krawitz participated in the Southern Circuit tour in 2005. Her short documentaries, Mirror Mirror, Drive-in Blues and In Harm’s Way were also shown nationally on PBS. Krawitz’s short film Styx is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. She has had one-woman retrospectives of her films at many venues including the Portland Art Museum, Hood Museum of Art, Rice Media Center, the Austin Film Society, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. She was awarded an artist’s residency at Yaddo for spring 2011. Krawitz is currently the director of the M.F.A. program in Documentary Film and Video in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University.

Perfect Strangers: The Movie: Perfect Strangers tells the story of two unique and engaging characters. One is Ellie, who embarks on an unpredictable journey of twists and turns, determined to give away one of her kidneys. Five hundred miles away, Kathy endures nightly dialysis and loses hope of receiving a transplant until Ellie reads her profile on an online website. Perfect Strangers raises questions about what motivates an individual towards this act of compassion. Why are we unnerved by the idea of such an extreme gift?

March 18: The City of Suwanee  Suwanee, GA
March 20: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center Madison, GA
March 21: City of Hapeville  Hapeville, GA
March 22: Banners At McNeese  Lake Charles, LA
March 24: Vermillionville Living History Musuem Foundation, Inc. Lafayette, LA
March 25: Arts Council of Central Louisiana  Alexandria, LA

Perfect Strangers – Trailer from Jan Krawitz on Vimeo.