Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

The Baby Formula

Year: 2008
Country: CANADA
Language: English
Run Time: 81 minutes

The Baby Formula

Athena and Lilith are two women in love who dream of having their own biological babies with no strings – or sperm – attached. Fortunately, they're able to get in on an experimental scientific process that helps women produce sperm from their own stem cells (those Canadian scientists are way ahead of us). And voilĂ ! Soon they're expecting the pitter-patter of little feet. Athena is hugely pregnant and feeling sexier than ever, though when in thrall to her mood swings she's terrified the baby might be deformed. Jealous of her partner's maternal bliss, Lilith sneaks off to the lab behind her back to get her own stem cells processed. With Lilith now pregnant too, Athena feels deceived and their harmonious household is turned upside down by hormone-fueled spats. The women's nerves are wracked even further by the intergenerational family meeting they've called to explain their lack of reproductive partners. Though Lilith's two wine-soaked dads are pretty cool with the news, Athena's homophobic, religious mom has a hard time believing that their dual conceptions were, in fact, immaculate. Told in a hilarious mockumentary style by stuntwoman-turned-director Alison Reid, THE BABY FORMULA is anything but formulaic. – B.B.

CIFF34 Screenings

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Richard Beattie

Alison Reid

Alison Reid was born in Toronto. She is recognized as a veteran stunt coordinator with over 200 credits, including features such as "Blindness" and the "Saw" movies. She has also been second unit director on several television shows.


Stephen Adams, James Mou, Alison Reid

Brian Harper

Mark Arcieri

Principal Cast
Angela Vint, Megan Fahlenbock

Film Contact

This film is presented with the generous support of CONNIE SARVAY.

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