Shiva Baby

Saturday, November 14th at 2:30pm via Eventive

78 mins | 2020 | USA, Canada
Dir: Emma Seligman
Language: English

Shiva Baby

A near college graduate, Danielle, gets paid by her sugar daddy and rushes to meet her neurotic parents at a family shiva. 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 her sugar daddy, Max, arrives at the shiva with his accomplished wife, Kim, and crying baby. As the day unfolds, Danielle struggles to keep up different versions of herself, fend off pressures from her family and confront her insecurities without completely losing it.

Screening With:

Into Water

Canadian Shorts Showcase

Into Water is an experimental short film honoring ceremony and medicines connected to water. In the film, June, a water spirit, is preparing, through ceremony to return to those very waters. Into Water is my way of honoring the waters of my home territory of Nipissing First Nation, and the women I grew up with – my mom, grandma, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother.

5 mins 30s
Canada, 2019
Dir. Cole Forrest Stevens
Language: English