Baby Blues (2012) written and directed b Katarzyna Roslanjec. In a response to the realization that a growing number of young people around Europe and North America desire to be pregnant and to have children, Rosłaniec tells the stylish and confrontational tale of a teenage mother both proud of and plagued by her newborn. “I found that teenagers wanted to have babies because it’s fashionable and cool, but also to have someone to love and love them back,” explained Ms. Rosłaniec. Yet the teens’ short attention span and egocentric interests (videogames, drugs, alcohol) are hardly compatible with child rearing.
Location: The Little, Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester. Tickets can be purchased at The Little Theatre box office beginning Oct. 15 and before the screenings. Regular admission is $9, $7 for seniors and students.
The film festival is sponsored by the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies at the University of Rochester, the Polish Film Institute, the Polish Filmmakers Association, Polish Heritage Society of Rochester, and the Little Theatre Film Society. For more information, visit www.rochester.edu/skalny.