Movies

Perfect Strangers

(2013, Directed by Jan Krawitz)
Perfect Strangers

In the course of working on a paper for English class, Ellie finds herself on a website that matches potential organ donors with recipients. She eventually comes across Kathy, a woman in need of a kidney transplant who lives 500 miles away. This documentary explores the ethical questions about and emotional reactions to altruistic donation, as well as the unique relationship between Ellie and Kathy. 69 min.

Director Jan Krawitz will particpate in a discussion after the film. 

The showing of Perfect Strangers will also be followed by a screening of the short film, Mirror Mirror, also directed by Jan Krawitz. 


Part of the 2014–2015 film series at the Schlesinger Library. Admission is free and open to the public.