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The ByTowne is now closed.

It's possible that, after the pandemic has been brought under control,
new management will take over the space and offer big-screen wonderfulness again.

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Babies posterNon-fiction filmmaking of the purest form, Babies asks one thing of the viewer: joyful observation. That we are watching four babies navigate their first year or so of life, from birth to first steps, makes it a riveting, universally appealing viewing experience.

The children are Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani; Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan; and Hattie, who resides with her family in the United States, in San Francisco. Naturally the parents are often present, but mostly beyond or on the fringes of the frame. There are no interviews and no voice-over commentary. Yet, while a visual experience, comparisons and contrasts between distinct cultures emerge, even if the ultimate feeling is one of the extraordinary connectedness offered through the wonder of these nascent lives.

– Sean Farnel, HotDocs

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