Shiva Baby (2021)
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Hours after a loud and lascivious romp with her (older, married) sugar daddy, college student Danielle (Rachel Sennott) finds herself scrambling to cover her tracks when she accompanies her parents to a shiva. To her surprise and dismay, the guest list also includes her lover, Max (Danny Deferrari), his wife Kim (Dianna Agron) and their screaming baby, as well as Danielle’s successful ex-girlfriend Maya (Molly Gordon). Trapped within the confines of the somber gathering, Danielle ponders her romantic and career prospects under the intense watch of her family, friends, and judgmental neighbors.
Written and directed by Emma Seligman as an adaptation of her own 2018 short film, Shiva Baby premiered during 2020’s virtual South by Southwest film festival. Critics praised it for its bisexual and Jewish representation, and for effectively conveying the anxiety-inducing claustrophobia experienced by Danielle with a score by Ariel Marx, that was likened to that of a horror film (that’s a compliment).
PS… ignore the showtimes at right. We have to put something in there to make this show up on our home page! – TT Team
The film’s distributor, Circle Collective, will be splitting the revenue with Tampa Theatre. Please note that this arrangement, in these unprecedented times, means that we are unable to offer Member pricing for virtual screenings. Thanks for your understanding, and THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO SUPPORT TAMPA THEATRE!