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Infinity Baby Directed
Bob Byington USA / 2017 / 70 minutes New York Premiere
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In this absurdist comedy set in the near-future, Ben, a perpetual dater who is incapable to commit to any relationship, portrayed in a wonderfully wacky performance by Kieran Culkin, works for a company tasked with finding a forever home for genetically modified babies who don't age, cry, eat or soil diapers. So-called Infinity Babies are a stylistic choice for parents who don't want the responsibilities of raising a child. But somewhere along the way, one of these care-free babies almost dies of neglect and one of our characters discovers a need and knack for parenting. Featuring such supporting comedic veterans as Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally (both from Parks and Recreation) and Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks, Silicon Valley), whose hilarious performances are essential to the whole, and assuredly directed by Bob Byington with beautiful black and white imagery, Infinity Baby is about trying to find our place in a world that is becoming increasingly artificial and the human relationships and connections that we hone along the way. — Evan Thomas
BIO: Bob Byington studied at UC Santa Cruz and at the University of Texas at Austin. Recent films include RSO , Harmony and Me, and 7 Chinese Brothers. He's also acted in films by Hal Hartley, Alex Ross Perry, and Andrew Bujalski. His Somebody Up There Likes Me won the Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Locarno Film Festival.
Cast/Featuring: Kieran Culkin, Kevin Corrigan, Megan Mullally, Martin Starr, Nick Offerman
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