RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
✷ INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE ✷
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
✷ CANADIAN PREMIERE ✷
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28th
8:30pm • LINK
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Contemporary World Cinema
A spectacular collection of narrative films from around the globe, featuring both today's masters and tomorrow's visionaries.
BABYSPLITTERS • Don’t have the time, money, or patience to raise kids? Why not pool your resources? Sam Friedlander's fresh and sunny comedy takes many hilarious twists and turns after two busy L.A. couples decide to join forces in raising a baby together. This smart and topical premise is fuel for up-to-the-minute social commentary kept bubbling by an appealingly game multicultural cast who "build a delightful array of depth and dimension into their characters' motivations... Thoroughly entertaining." - Variety
NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
✷ SOUTHERN US PREMIERE ✷
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5th 5:30pm
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6th 10:00am
CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL
QUEEN MARY BALLROOM, LONG BEACH, CA
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th
8:00pm • LINK
SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
✷ SAN DIEGO PREMIERE ✷
“Sam Friedlander delivers a cute, charming indie comedy about what happens when two couples decide to join forces in raising a baby together.
Good friends often split restaurant checks, but can they split child-raising duties? That’s the catchy premise of writer-director Sam Friedlander’s outrageous comedy “Babysplitters,” which earned the Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema at the Santa Barbara film fest. Combining the DNA of “She’s Having a Baby” and “Indecent Proposal,” Friedlander’s audacious hook is sure to spur thought-provoking discussions about its progressive parenting ideas. The trials and travails of impending parenthood are captured through Friedlander’s highly comedic filter, giving birth to enough dazzling wit to sustain the gimmick.”
“The initial concept — two neurotic couples decide to share parental responsibilities by creating a child via a partner swap — sounds contrived and too silly. But director/writer Sam Friedlander brings uncomfortable humor, along with genuine pathos, unexpected depth and surprising compassion, to the topic. The cast — Danny Pudi, Emily Chang, Eddie Alfano and Maiara Walsh — is dynamite.”
-The Mercury News