Outfest 2020: Shiva Baby

Writer-director Emma Seligman‘s stupendous feature debut, Shiva Baby, expands on the 2018 short film in one of the most Jewish films to grace the screen. Shiva is a seven-day mourning period in the Jewish religion.  This period traditionally starts following the burial.  Mourners stay home during this period while family and friends come over to offer condolences.  A minyan will usually gather in the afternoon and evening in order for mourners to recite Mourner’s Kaddish…

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A Serious Man: A Very Jewish Film For The Coens

Drawing upon the biblical Book of Job, A Serious Man is easily the most Jewish film that writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen could make. The Coen Brothers were two years removed from taking home a trio of Oscars for No Country for Old Men.  The pair would follow it up with some lighter fare, Burn After Reading.  Okay, so the latter film didn’t quite hit in the same way so it was back to the…

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