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Shiva Baby
76-minutes
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 day / Geo-Restriction
  • Wednesday, Nov 18: Colorado Only

Shiva Baby

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Running Time
Feature Film
76 minutes
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Narrative

Shiva Baby

Danielle is having a bit of an off day. A near college graduate, her parents think she’s making extra cash by working as a babysitter while finishing her degree. In reality, she has a sugar daddy and is struggling to figure out what she’s going to do with her life once she graduates. Running late to meet her neurotic parents at a family shiva, no sooner than she steps through the front door Danielle is accosted by a barrage of estranged relatives about her appearance and lack of post-grad plans. But things take an unexpected turn when her sugar daddy, Max, arrives at the shiva with his accomplished wife and crying baby. As the day unfolds, Danielle struggles to keep up different versions of herself without completely losing it. Endlessly witty and expertly paced, Shiva Baby handles the building tensions with a comic seriousness that’ll make you both cringe and laugh out loud.

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Year(s) screened
  • 2020
Screening day / Geo-Restriction
  • Wednesday, Nov 18: Colorado Only
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