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UPDATE: Due to the end of the stay at home order in Melbourne, we're pleased to announce our Shiva Baby preview screenings are going ahead this weekend, Friday 30 July - Sunday 31 August. Tickets on sale now, with existing ticketholders to be contacted.

"It’s rare for a film to simultaneously balance such wildly divergent tones, to interweave big laughs with gut-wrenching discomfort, but Seligman pulls it off." The New York Times

Shiva Baby has received universal acclaim for its culturally incisive mix of laugh-out-loud comedy and unbearable tension. No we're offering you the chance to experience the film in all its cringe-inducing glory ahead of its wide theatrical release!

But that's not all – limited edition Babka Choc Tops from our friends at Serendipity Ice Cream will be available for sale at the bar before the screening. This one-of-a-kind cinema delicacy consists of vanilla bean & cinnamon swirl icecream, mixed with chunks of actual babka cake from a local bakery, making for one delicious Kosher-certified snack.

Shiva Baby

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 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.