Cuteness ensues in Thomas Balmes' Babies, a Focus Films documentary capturing the first year in the lives of newborns in four corners of the world: Namibia, Mongolia, Japan and San Francisco. With no subtitles, and not much dialogue, the film compares and contrasts how these kids interact with their environment, how they eat, play, cry and bathe, in ways alike and not alike at all. It's like Koyaanisqatsi, but with babies. Bonus: one lucky ticket holder at this sneak-preview screening wins a gift bag from the Pump Station & Nurtury.

Wed., May 5, 2010

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