Director: Emma Seligman
Cast includes: Rachel Sennott, Molly Gordon
Presented by Lazy Girls Film Club
1 hour 17 mins / 2020 / USA

collage of women in film stillsLazy Girls Film Club presents Shiva Baby, a hilarious, claustrophobic comedy of manners from Canadian filmmaker Emma Seligman (director of the recent hit film Bottoms).

Rachel Sennott stars as Danielle, a directionless college student who has been making extra cash through casual sex work. While attending a shiva (a Jewish period of mourning) with her parents, she is forced to answer endless uncomfortable questions about her life. Things get more complicated when she discovers that both her ‘sugar daddy’ and her ex-girlfriend are among the guests, setting the scene for a host of messy interactions.

Recalling the films of John Cassevetes, this brilliant portrait of a flawed character is both culturally specific and universally relatable in its depiction of youthful uncertainty. With a star-making central performance from Sennott, it is an exhilarating debut feature from an important new voice in modern filmmaking.

"The potential land mines of a young woman’s life are set to explode simultaneously in this tense comedy" - The New York Times

This film is F-Rated. The F-Rating is applied to all films which are directed by women and/or written by women. Find out more about F-Rating.

Confessional Collage Workshop

Woman looking thoughtfulThe screening is the latest film in the series of films presented by Lazy Girls Film Club, which also hosted our recent screening of Jennifer's Body.

Fancy exorcising your demons, meeting fellow film fans and creating some cinematic art? Join the afternoon Confessional Collage Workshop at 3pm on Saturday 10 February, before the Shiva Baby evening screening.

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