Lieberman in Love

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Lieberman in Love
Directed by Christine Lahti
Produced by Thom Colwell
Leslie Hoffman
Jana Sue Memel
Hillary Anne Ripps
Cynthia Sherman
Written by W. P. Kinsella
Polly Platt
Starring Danny Aiello
Christine Lahti
Nancy Travis
Cinematography Marc Reshovsky
Edited by Lisa Bromwell
Release date
  • 1995 (1995)
Running time
39 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Lieberman in Love is a 1995 American short film directed by Christine Lahti. It won an Academy Award in 1996 for Best Short Subject.[1]

A short story by W. P. Kinsella, "Lieberman in Love", was the basis for the film. 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.


At a resort, 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. ^ "New York Times: Lieberman in Love". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 

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