Program
Director: Emma Seligman
2020
United States
77 minutes
Unclassified 18+

“A marvel and will pull you to the end of your seat, biting your nails in second-hand cringe.” (The Playlist)

Being a New York Jew has generated an endless fund of comic possibility, and it’s a source of inspiration that shows no signs of flagging any time soon. Danielle is your typical Jewish princess, racked by neurotic self-doubt, suffocated by her loving parents who expect her to be a high-achiever, or at least a mother. Follow her to the shiva (funeral reception) from hell, complete with her ex-girlfriend, her lover/client who arrives with his shiksa wife and child, and sundry other relatives and friends who conspire to produce one of the drollest evenings of embarrassment you’ll ever enjoy. “head-spinning, knee-buckling, stomach-knotting” (Hollywood Reporter)

Film Type Feature Fiction
Program Strand Queer as Film
Language English
Director Emma Seligman
Producer Emma Seligman, Lizzie Shapiro, Katie Schiller, Kieran Altmann
Screenwriters Emma Seligman
Cinematographer Maria Rusche
Editor Hanna Park
Music Ariel Marx
Cast Rachel Sennott, Molly Gordon, Polly Draper
Genre Black Comedy, Gay/Lesbian, Jewish, Sexual, Youth/Teen

Screens with: Grevillea

13 minutes
Unclassified 18+

A young incarcerated Jewish man decides to get a tattoo in this delicately performed exploration of identity and religion.