2014 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Dana Ben-Ari, executive producer Ricki Lake

NYC PREMIERE Bypassing the breastmilk vs. formula debate, Dana Ben-Ari’s film instead looks at the practical, societal, and biological realities faced by women who choose to breastfeed. Why are so few nursing mothers able to breastfeed exclusively? What has made a natural biological act into a taboo public activity? Where can an adoptive mother turn if she wants the benefits of breastmilk for her child? With candor and humor, mothers and other experts discuss the challenges, misconceptions and fears around mother’s milk.

Note: Bring your baby to the repeat screening! We’ve designated the Tuesday late morning encore as a “Mommy and Me” event to enable moms to attend with their children.

NOTE: Tuesday’s “Mommy and Me” screening is SOLD-OUT. Based on last-minute availability, a limited number of tickets may be released 15 minutes before showtime on a first come, first served basis to patrons in the RUSH LINE.

Take a look at HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY and our other women-focused films.


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Director: DANA BEN-ARI
Producer: Ricki Lake, Abby Epstein, Nikola Duravcevic, & Lindsey Clennell
Cinematographer: Jake Clennell
Editor: Molly Snyder-Fink & Hisayo Kushida
Music: Joel Hamburger
Running Time: 90 min.
Language: English
Country: USA