Today is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day.
I’m posting Part I of my movie, The Devil’s Arithmetic for viewing. The film stars Kirsten Dunst and the late Brittany Murphy in spectacular performances. The rest of the film is available, but I’d greatly appreciate it if you ordered the DVD and gave it to friends, schools and libraries.
It took me seven years to get this film produced. Every studio and network in town declined until Mimi Rogers and Dustin Hoffman came aboard as producers, championed my script and made a deal with Show Time.
After havdalah, Mimi called and told me that I won.
Always the articulate author, I said: “Wow.”
A few minutes later, after hugs and kisses, Karen asked me to take out the garbage.
I said: “Take out the garbage? Are you kidding, I just won the Emmy!”
Karen said: “Talk to me after you win the Oscar.”
My glamorous Hollywood life.