1529 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20036

Short Story and Film
Co-sponsored with the Embassy of Israel

Renowned Israeli author and filmmaker Etgar Keret explores the relationship between short story and cinema in an evening of film and readings. Praised as the voice of Israeli youth, Keret has transformed several of his short stories into feature-length films including Wristcutters: A Love Story (2007) based on his story “Kneller’s Happy Campers” and $9.99 (2008). Keret also directed the award-winning film Jellyfish, based on a story written by his wife. Keret’s short story collections include Missing Kissinger, The Nimrod Flipout, The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God and The Girl on the Fridge. He has received the Prime Minister's award for literature, the Ministry of Culture's Cinema Prize, the Camera d'Or prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and has been featured on “This American Life.”

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Added by MCRosenthal on December 16, 2008

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