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Kristen Wiig stars in New York indie

06/02/2016

Nasty Baby, starring Kristen Wiig, a New York drama about love, commitment and when the best intentions go awry, is this month's lead title from Accent Film. A dual format release the movie will be available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Freddy (Sebastian Silva) and his boyfriend Mo (Tunde Adebimpe) are trying to have a baby with the help of best friend Polly (Wiig). Freddy is an artist whose latest work is all about babies. He's obsessed with wanting to be a father. Polly is a family practitioner who is more interested in having a baby than having a man. Mo is hesitant about the entire idea, especially when Polly isn't having success with Freddy's sperm and the donor responsibility shifts to him.

Set almost entirely in the multicultural vibrancy of Fort Greene, Brooklyn, the trio navigates the idea of creating life, when they are confronted by unexpected harassment from particularly aggressive neighborhood man, nicknamed The Bishop (Reg E. Cathey). The Bishop is bothersome in small, yet persistent ways, with a hint of danger. As their clashes become increasingly aggressive, someone is bound to get hurt.

The Chilean born writer-director Sebastian Silva is the award winning filmmaker behind La Nana and Magic Magic. Nasty Baby was awarded the Jury Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Clayto Dillard at Slant Magazine writes "The film is a compelling addition to Sebastián Silva's cinema of compassionate comeuppance." indieWIRE also raves. "By shattering genre conventions," notes critic An Banh, "Silva subverts traditional perspectives on modern adulthood and finds no easy answers in the process."

Nasty Baby is out February 17.

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