She may be at a shiva, but a self-absorbed recent college grad can only focus on her own bisexual drama in this delightful cringe comedy
Through delicately crafted humor, NYU alum Emma Seligman’s feature directorial debut is an exciting new entry into the bisexual canon, as well as a touching and hilarious look into queer Jewish adolescence and finding oneself in the 21st century.
This Spotlight film premiered Tuesday October 20 at 8PM and remained available through the end of the Festival
Danielle (Rachel Sennott) is stuck in post-grad ennui — disaffected, unmotivated, and content to live off of her married sugar daddy, while lying to family and friends about the source of her revenue. Her heavily compartmentalized worlds crash into each other at a shiva following a family friend’s funeral, as the arrival of unexpected guests, including former flame Maya (Molly Gordon, BOOKSMART) and her paramour’s wife (Dianna Agron, GLEE), cause her frequently flippant fibs to catch up with her in absurdly raucous ways. The star-studded and dynamic ensemble includes Polly Draper (THIRTYSOMETHING), Fred Melamed (A SERIOUS MAN), and Jackie Hoffman (FEUD), who all provide stalwart supporting work in this witty, sharp-edged SXSW and TIFF 2020 Official Selection.
Cast: Rachel Sennott, Molly Gordon, Dianna Agron, Polly Draper, Fred Melamed, Danny Deferrari
Writer: Emma Seligman
This film was followed by a Q&A
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Narrative, Drama, Comedy