One Week Only!
Certified Fresh with 97% on Rotten Tomatoes!
Winner of the Grand Jury Award for Best Screenplay at Outfest, and nominated for the Grand Jury Award at SXSW, this brilliant new comedy practically redefines the word “awkward.” A near college graduate, Danielle, gets paid by her older lover/sugar daddy, Max, and rushes to meet her neurotic parents at a family shiva (funeral gathering). Upon arrival, she is accosted by various estranged relatives about her appearance and lack of post-grad plans, while her confident ex-girlfriend, Maya, is applauded by everyone for getting into law school. Danielle’s day takes an unexpected turn when Max shows up with his accomplished wife, Kim, and crying baby. As the day unfolds, secrets and shames are unearthed as Danielle struggles to keep up different versions of herself, fend off pressures from her family, and confront her insecurities without completely losing it.
USA/Canada, 2020, 77 minutes, Not Rated, Directed by Emma Seligman
“Astounding! A wildly funny romp (with) an extraordinary cast…a hilarious symphony of tension and humiliation-based comedy.”– Kristy Puchko, THE PLAYLIST
“Sennott is a revelation…”– Jason Bailey, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“A perfectly engineered and performed piece of comic cringe.”– Helen Shaw, NEW YORK MAGAZINE/VULTURE
“A very funny and incisive comedy that will have even the most goyish of viewers laughing and wincing in equal measure.”– Peter Sobczynski, EFILMCRITIC.COM
“A beautifully handled culture comedy which thrives on a sense of urgency and wanton disarray.”– Rob Aldam, BACKSEAT MAFIA
“’Shiva’ is a viewing experience that is at once hilarious, awkward, uncomfortable, and unforgettable.”– Christopher Schobert, THE FILM STAGE
“Seligman has a deft touch with this zippy material, making ‘Shiva Baby’ a joy to watch…”– Randy Myers, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS