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Date & Time
February 3, 2015 -
4:15pm to 5:45pm
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street
94305 Stanford , CA
California US

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Artist's Salon featuring Jan Krawitz on her film "Perfect Strangers"


DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND - CHANGE OF VENUE TO LEVINTHAL HALL, HUMANITIES CENTER.  JUST A SHORT WALK FROM SERRA HOUSE. CLICK HERE FOR MAP. Please join us for the Institute's Winter Artist's Salon featuring Professor Jan Krawitz, who will be discussing her film "Perfect Strangers." Light refreshments will be served. 
Perfect Strangers raises questions about what motivates an individual towards an extreme act of compassion. The film tells the story of two unique and engaging characters. Ellie 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. Both women face unexpected challenges as their parallel stories unfold over the course of four years.















  • Jan Krawitz
    • Documentary Filmmaker and former Director, M.F.A. Program in Documentary Film and Video, Stanford University
    • Professor in Department of Art & Art History, School of Humanities & Sciences
    Jan Krawitz has been independently producing documentary films for thirty years. Her work has been exhibited and awarded at film festivals in the United States and abroad, among them Sundance, Nyon, Edinburgh, Margaret Mead, London, Sydney, Full Frame, South by Southwest (SXSW), Ann Arbor, and the New York Film Festival.  Films directed by Krawitz include Big Enough, In Harm's Way, Mirror Mirror, Drive-in Blues, ...