About the event
Featuring Rising Star Rachel Sennott
Directed by Emma Seligman
Emma Seligman’s sharp-witted and hilarious directorial debut will assure you never think of a shiva the same way again.
Twentysomething Danielle (GPJFF “Rising Star” Rachel Sennott) is too busy keeping track of her trail of lies to check in with her old friend Maya (Molly Gordon). Fortunately, both girls will have plenty of time to catch up when they are unexpectedly reunited at a family shiva. However, with more than one unexpected reunion afoot, Danielle, who is usually well-versed in keeping up appearances, is about to lose it. If only her overbearing mother and boundaryless relatives could lay off about her looking so thin or Maya could quit quipping about her perpetual student status or inability to choose a path and stick to it. Perhaps then, Danielle would finally have time to eat a bagel or emotionally process the fact that the man she is currently sleeping with for money is talking up her parents across the hall.
Biting, tender, and unapologetically fun, we’re not sure if SHIVA BABY is a refreshing palette cleanser or a full-on steamy shower. Either way, we hope this isn’t the last time Seligman and Sennot pair up to make us laugh and experience loads of discomfort!
Join us after the film for a discussion with director Emma Seligman & Star Rachel Sennott on Thursday, November 19 at 9:45 PM EST.
- San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
- Toronto International Film Festival