By Luke Slattery | Indiewire April 7, 2014 at 4:38PM
Indie Film Distributor has acquired the documentary "Breastmilk" with plans to release it into theaters, beginning Wednesday, May 7th -- just in time for Mother's Day -- in New York City and May 16th in Los Angeles before expanding throughout the summer.
Directed and produced by first-time filmmaker Dana Ben-Ari, the film explores modern practices of early childhood feeding and the surprisingly complex dynamics that surround breastfeeding.
"When we saw BREASTMILK at both the Woodstock Film Festival and the DOC NYC film festival, it was obvious how passionate audiences were for both the film and the subject of breastfeeding. BREASTMILK is the perfect film for audiences of all ages to feed on. Mothers, fathers, families… there’s something there for everyone. We’re excited to be working with new and emerging talent like Dana Ben-Ari," said CAVU Pictures’ Co-Presidents Michael Sergio & Isil Bagdadi said.
The film was executive produced by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, who previously worked together on "The Business of Being Born."
partner Abby Epstein and I were drawn to BREASTMILK
because of the way filmmaker Dana Ben-Ari approached the subject of
breastfeeding through personal stories, without inserting judgment or
bias. The film is refreshingly free of advocacy, quietly
observed and elegantly filmed with a surprising amount of humor. We are thrilled to serve as executive producers of BREASTMILK which we believe will help continue the conversation around supporting women's choices during childbirth and beyond," said Lake.