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Danielle and Maya go at one another — each vocal-fried, "like"- and "literally"-littered line a poisoned dart — but their hostility can't conceal an aching mutual affection. Please Note: “Shiva Baby” was originally scheduled to premiere at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival.With the express consent of the representatives of the filmmakers, we present the review of the film here. 12 With ‘Io Si (Seen)’ From ‘The Life Ahead’ [Exclusive], Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’ Zooms To Summer 2021, ‘Jagged Little Pill,’ ‘Moulin Rouge,’ ‘Slave Play’ Top Truncated 2020 Tony Awards Nominations, 'The Lair': Neil Marshall To Direct A New Action-Horror Film About Half-Alien Monsters, 'Trial 4' Trailer: Netflix Docuseries Tackles A Black Man's Decades-Long Struggle To Prove His Innocence, Natalie Portman Talks 'Thor: Love & Thunder' & Why Female Heroes Are "Really Important" For Boys, Too, ‘Teenage Badass’ Exclusive Clip: Joining Stylo & The Murder Dogs Isn’t Easy In This SXSW Comedy, ‘Rise Of Skywalker’ Honest Trailer: Witness The Epic Conclusion To…’The Force Awakens’, SXSW 2020 Canceled Due To Coronavirus Concerns, ‘Blackheads’: Director Releases SXSW-Selected Animated Short Film Online For Free, The 50 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far, The 50 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far, The 50 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far, The 50 Best Foreign Language Movies Of the 21st Century So Far, The 20 Best Fantasy Films Of The 21st Century So Far, Netflix Is Turning ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Into A Live-Action Series, Netflix Buys Luca Guadagnino-Produced Thriller Starring John David Washington & Alicia Vikander, ‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris To Write & Direct A Richard Pryor Biopic, ‘Spaceman Of Bohemia’: Adam Sandler To Star In Netflix Drama From ‘Chernobyl’ Director. Production companies: Dimbo Pictures, It Doesn't Suck Productions, Thick Media Productions, Bad Mensch Productions, Neon Heart Productions, Irving Harvey And where does Maya fit in to the grand scheme of Danielle's desires? Between bouts of passive-aggressive warfare with Maya, Danielle grudgingly mingles, fielding comments and queries about her recent weight loss and relationship status. A gender studies major who pursues sex work less out of financial need (her parents pay her bills) than as an exercise in sexual empowerment — or perhaps just boredom — Danielle is, by movie standards, on the unlovable side: petulant, self-indulgent, at times insensitive. From March 13-22, 2020, experience 10 days of conference sessions, screenings, exhibitions, networking events, mentor sessions, and much more. Then, Seligmann rewards us and her harried heroine with an ending that is perfectly suited, outrageous, and boldly sweet. The way the film teases out their unfinished business is one of its slyest, most satisfying pleasures, thanks in large part to the actresses' spiky screwball chemistry. The latter aspects are largely owed to 13-year-old Mohawk actress Kiawentiio, who stars as the title character. To me, this is a film about a young bisexual woman grappling with her family, tradition, and independence. From March 13-22, 2020, experience 10 days of conference sessions, screenings, exhibitions, networking events, mentor sessions, and much more. Toryn was the recipient of the Tisch Dean’s Scholars award and is now the showrunner's assistant on ABC’s Grown-ish. Please Note: “Shiva Baby” was originally scheduled to premiere at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival. According to a study by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, film criticism is a field overwhelmingly dominated by (surprise, surprise) white men. Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW. Danielle can't stop casting fidgety glances in Max's direction, at one point cornering him in the bathroom and coming on strong. Shiva Baby is less interested in answers to those questions than in the head-spinning, knee-buckling, stomach-knotting stress of suddenly having to juggle the different versions of oneself — public and private, past and present, authentic and performed, idealized and real — that inevitably exist. "Max"  JASON KELLERMAN | "Linda" ROBIN WESLEY-PECK | "Joel" TED SELIGMAN | "Mourners" DASHA LEIDY SAVANNAH LEIDY LILLY BETH KESTENBAUM DAVID GELIEBTER NANCY DENNIS LINDA SIMON RUSS DIBELLO AL CHOY MARIA ZUNIGA AL SACKS ALAN WEINBLATT | Casting KATIE SCHILLER GISELLE BONILLA TAYLOR TAGLIANETTI | Line Producers MICA DANIELS KERI WRIGHT ARCHIE REPIN | Costume Designer GIANNA COLLIER-PITTS | Script Supervisor MARI EIMAS-DIETRICH | Sound Mixer TRAVIS TIGHE | Hair & Makeup TAYLOR HALEY | 1st AC CHARLIE MUENTES | 2nd ACs DAVID LILLIENSTEIN GABBY CECALA | Gaffers ALEX ECHAVARRIA ISABEL BETHENCOURT RYAN LEE AMEER KAZMI | Key Grip SPENCER FORGHAM-THRIFT | Best Boy Grip JOHN CHIODI | Colorist BEN GOELZ | Sound Design HANNA PARK CHRIS FRIEDMAN | ADR Recordist PRIYA KHANOLKAR | Set Photographer SHARON ATTIA | Driver SEAN EKSTRAND | Production Assistants JOSH SHAPIRO GRIFFIN CUBERO GABBY ASSUNCAO FABIANA CHOTOCRUZ BRITTANY MALDONADO. Mercifully, she's also unburdened by the aggressive cuteness that often plagues this type of protagonist (call it Jessica Stein Syndrome, per 2001's similarly themed Kissing Jessica Stein). She performs stand-up all over NYC and runs two monthly shows, Puke Fest and Ur Gonna Sleep Rly Well Tonight. At first glance, Netflix’s His House appears to be your typi. Aside from writing and directing, Giselle has worked professionally as an actress since the age of 12 and has studied at Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre. Check out our Q&A with director Emma Seligman as she tells us about her film Shiva Baby, which will World Premiere in the Narrative Feature Competition. Venue: South by Southwest Film Festival (Narrative Feature Competition) What made you choose SXSW to showcase your film to the world? (“You look like Gwyneth Paltrow on food stamps—and not in a good way!”) There’s some strange tension with her ex-bestie Maya (Molly Gordon of “Booksmart” and “Good Boys“). by Riyad Mammadyarov. It plays like a symphony of escalating embarrassments, which crank up the tension while the claustrophobic atmosphere of this cozy but crowded home reception means Danielle is constantly colliding with others in hysterical scenarios large and small. SXSW®, SXSW EDU®, and South by Southwest® are trademarks owned by SXSW, LLC. C'est pourquoi Shiva revient à vos côtés avec de nombreux gestes pour veiller à une reprise sereine, sécurisée et sur-mesure. Before her current position, she worked at Refinery29 where she edited original YouTube content. sexual favors). The editing is fluid and unfussy, the pacing crisp. Zoey Pressey is the producer of many narrative and experimental short films, as well as branded and web content and is currently a student at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, majoring in Film & TV Production. This whole scenario is an obstacle course, studded with booby traps of harrowing embarrassment. Leyna started photographing analog from a young age and began work on a number of productions, eventually studying cinematography at New York University. Indeed, the "daddy" here is of the "sugar" variety — a suavely scruffy 30-something (Danny Deferrari) named Max, whom the NYU student is sleeping with for cash in this impressive feature debut from Emma Seligman. “A lot of my friends at NYU were sugar babies,”she said, “and I wanted to write something that took place in the Jewish community because I felt like I understood those characters really well and write dialogue for them.”. Leyna Rowan is a New York City based director of photography. Her documentary, Dulce, on renowned Mexican artist Dulce Pinzon, was a finalist in NYU's Fusion Film Festival; and she is currently in post-production for her thesis film, Virgencita, which won the Horizon Award at Sundance Film Festival 2018. (Seligman leans hard on Jewish stereotypes — nagging mom, mortifying dad — but with actors this skilled, you go with it.). Emma Seligman At a shiva with her parents, a college student runs into her sugar daddy. “And Rachel was like, ‘What does that mean?’ I said: Still, it does bring up an interesting question, and one that has come up recently in reference to, “In reality, it did matter that there were Jewish people in this film, but it didn’t feel necessary that everyone was Jewish, or that a Jewish person was necessarily playing a Jewish role,” Seligman said. Spooky season is upon us, and there’s no dearth of horror movies and TV shows to watch. ES: Claudette [Godfrey] took such a chance on this story when she accepted the short two years ago, so I couldn’t imagine a better home to premiere the feature version. Add Shiva Baby to your SXSW Schedule. It’s astounding this is Seligman’s first film, consider how masterfully she orchestrates the tension and comedy. With its anxiety-inducing antics and cavalcade of characters, “Shiva Baby” is about the enormous pressure young adults can feel in the face of parental expectation, especially when it collides with reckless fumblings of youth, love, and sex. After a brief postcoital prologue in which Danielle has to remind Max to fork over her fee, Shiva Baby picks up with her arrival outside the shiva (a running joke has her confused about who died) to meet mother Debbie (Polly Draper) and father Joel (Fred Melamed). Stay tuned as we share more interviews with our SXSW 2020 filmmakers! At the same time, frustration feels like a churlish response to a debut as assured as this one. Rachel Sennott stars as Danielle, a college student who’s seen very differently by the event’s attendees. Daddy could all watch her crumble by Southwest® are trademarks owned by SXSW, LLC on Funny or Die Whohaha... About sexual insecurities the sense of validation she derives from it story grow into feature. 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