Shiva Baby 77 mins

Wednesday, 8 December 8:15PM

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At a Jewish funeral service with her parents, a college student runs into her sugar daddy.

“A playful, brilliantly anxious, sex-positive coming-of-age set inside a tight-knit Jewish community.” - Variety

This sharp-witted dark comedy from first-time feature writer/director Emma Seligman is a quirky yet sensitive exploration of the pressure young people face today.

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 a 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.

★★★★ stars “Clever”, “funny”, and “highly impressive” David Stratton,  The Australian’s Review 
★★★★ 1/2 stars “highly entertaining and hilarious” Out in Perth

“Really, really loved it, very, very funny” Radio Adelaide, Breakfast

★★★★ 1/2 stars - Canberra Weekly

“A triumph of writing and performance” The Monthly 

“More suspenseful and claustrophobic than a horror movie”
“It's anxious and nerve-wracking, and also witty and entertaining — and it leaves no doubt that Seligman, Sennott and Gordon all have big exceptionally written film” Concrete Playground

“One of the best films of the year, really funny... really great performances” RTR FM, Movie Squad

★★★ “full of very witty lines... recommended indeed” ABC720 Film Mafia

“Emma Seligman is a twisted genius...I cannot recommend Shiva Baby enough." The Curb

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Live music: THE STAMPS

Live music: THE STAMPS

Rising stars of the Perth music scene, The Stamps' incredible folk harmonies have seen them showcased as Triple J Unearthed High feature artists while having already notched up an impressive resume with performances at venues around Perth including both Nanga and Nannup music festival.

Joining their harmonic vocal forces in 2020 while attending the Fremantle College Music Program, The Stamps present original songs and classic hits adding delicate harmonies, similar to that of Boygenius or The Staves, to create an accomplished, textured and layered sound rarely heard in those of such “tender” age.

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Shiva Baby is the most humid movie youíve ever seen.

The potential land mines of a young womanís life are set to explode simultaneously in this tense comedy from Emma Seligman.
The NY Times

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