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Lieberman in Love is a 1995 American short film directed by Christine Lahti. It won an Oscar in 1996 for Best Live Action Short Subject.[2][3]

Lieberman in Love
Directed byChristine Lahti
Produced byThom Colwell
Leslie Hoffman
Jana Sue Memel
Hillary Anne Ripps
Cynthia Sherman
Written byPolly Platt
Based onLieberman in Love
by W. P. Kinsella
StarringDanny Aiello
Christine Lahti
Nancy Travis
CinematographyMarc Reshovsky
Edited byLisa Bromwell
Chanticleer Films [1]
Release date
  • 1995 (1995)
Running time
39 minutes
CountryUnited States

A short story by W. P. Kinsella, "Lieberman in Love", was the basis for the film. [4] The Oscar win came as a surprise to the author, who, watching the award telecast from home, had no idea the film had been made and released. He had not been listed in the film's credits, and was not acknowledged by director Christine Lahti in her acceptance speech. A full-page advertisement was placed in Variety apologizing to Kinsella for the error. [5]


At a resort in Hawaii, Joe Lieberman is attracted to a guest named Shaleen, who turns out to be a prostitute. They begin a professional relationship, which continues even after Joe develops a romantic interest in a woman who sells him a condo, Kate, who is married.



  1. ^ Chanticleer Films Discovery and Directed By Shorts
  2. ^ "New York Times: Lieberman in Love". NY Times. Retrieved May 25, 2008.
  3. ^ Jackie Chan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Present Short Film Oscars®-YouTube
  4. ^ W.P. Kinsella
  5. ^ #188 W.P. Kinsella|BC Booklook

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