Owing to a genetic mix-up involving stem cell research, the recently founded company Infinity Baby, run by the garrulous Neo (Nick Offerman), is able to offer a service for aspiring parents who never want to leave the baby bubble – infants that do not age. Ben (Kieran Culkin), a serial monogamist who says he wants to find the right woman but is always looking for the next one, and his competent pals Larry (Kevin Corrigan) and Malcolm (Martin Starr), are hired to market the service to those keen to nurture. While Ben swipes through his smart phone looking for his next partner, Malcolm and Larry end up having more time with one of the timeless toddlers than we might have imagined. Does having a baby automatically confer some level of maturity? Will Ben’s mom, the sarcastic and demanding Hester (Megan Mullally), approve of Ben’s new girlfriend (Trieste Dunn)? Will Malcolm recover from a disastrous accident with kitchen cleaner? The answers to these questions and more await in Byington’s heady and hilarious potpourri.
Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award Nominee, SXSW 2017; Special Jury Prize – Best Narrative Feature, Dead Center Film Festival 2017; Best Narrative Feature, Woodstock Film Festival 2017
“It’s an extremely funny and caustic film, but when it tempers that with moments of humanity – that is where the film shines.” (Austin Chronicle)
“It’s unique, absurd, strange, and memorable.” (Film Threat)
“In an insightfully comical film brimming with excellent characters enhanced by the caliber of the acting, the unlikely breakout is Martin Starr as Malcolm, who, despite his complicit role in the machine, offers the dystopian world a sweetness pure enough to redeem the current state of the human race. INFINITY BABY is an endlessly funny and surprisingly rich treat.” (Screen Anarchy)
Friday, November 10
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating. Minors permitted in the balcony.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
INFINITY BABY (Bob Byington, 2017 / 80 mins / 18A) Owing to a genetic mix-up involving stem cell research, the recently founded company Infinity Baby is able to offer a service for aspiring parents who never want to leave the baby bubble — infants that do not age.