Nasty Baby preceded by A Short Film About Edson Jean and Fried Pickles
Directed by Sebastian Silva - Andrew Havla - Mike Marrero & Jon Rhoads
Brooklyn artist Freddy (Sebastian Silva) is baby obsessed. His new project centers around
newborns, and he and his boyfriend, Mo, have recruited their best friend, Polly (Kristen Wiig),
to help them have a baby. On top of dealing with the stress of opening an art installation and
the complications of conceiving a child via artificial insemination, the three begin to be harassed
by The Bishop, a mentally ill neighborhood man. An escalating series of incidents threaten to derail
the comfortable lives these people have built for themselves. Shot with a keen eye for the minutiae
of Outer Borough life, and featuring strong central performances by Wiig and Silva himself,
“Nasty Baby” is a constantly morphing critique of the blithe self-absorption of modern bohemia.
It masterfully toys with audience expectations in ways that prove insightful and challenging in
equal measure. Preceded by short films “A Short film about Edson Jean” (4 min) and
“Fried Pickles” (4 min).