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Latest Suwanee indie film to feature kidney donor, recipient

SUWANEE — A kidney donor and recipient will be featured in the latest independent film to be shown in Suwanee this week.

“Perfect Strangers” explores what motivates donors to act with compassion is the next film in Suwanee’s installment of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. It will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Suwanee Movie Tavern located at 2855 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.

The $6 admission ticket also allows filmgoers to meet and interact with the filmmaker. Tickets are available at the theater or movietavern.com.

It also happens to be screened during National Kidney Month.

“Perfect Strangers” is about Ellie, who is determined to give away one of her kidneys, and Kathy, who lives 500 miles away and endures nightly dialysis and is losing hope of receiving a transplant. Both women face unexpected challenges as their parallel stories are shown over four years.

Filmmaker Jan Krawitz has independently produced documentary films for 35 years, exhibiting at film festivals and museums throughout the United States and abroad. She is director of the graduate program in documentary film and video in the department of art and art history at Stanford University.

This year’s series of films, which concludes in April, covers such topics as Southern food traditions, public art and family wine harvesting.