Writer-director Emma Seligman spoke with Solzy at the Movies during the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival about Shiva Baby. Shiva Baby is holding the Canadian premiere during TIFF right after acquiring a distributor in Utopia. What were the some of the things you were looking for in terms of a distributor? Emma Seligman: I think that was the main focus was always wanting someone that had a track record of supporting independent film and films…"Toronto 2020: Emma Seligman talks Shiva Baby"
The Obituary of Tunde Johnson may be another time loop film on paper but the film’s theme makes it incredibly relevant for 2020. A Black teen, Tunde Johnson (Steven Silver), relives the same day repeatedly–always waking up after getting shot and killed by police. Getting killed over and over leads Tunde to confront his own life. Where does he fit in a world that judges him for being Black? Born in Africa, Tunde and his…"Outfest 2020: The Obituary of Tunde Johnson"
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…"Outfest 2020: Shiva Baby"