Nasty Baby / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Sebastian Silva) — A gay couple try to have a baby with the help of their best friend, Polly. The trio navigates the idea of creating life while confronted by unexpected harassment from a neighborhood man called The Bishop. As their clashes grow increasingly aggressive, odds are someone is getting hurt.

Kylo Ren wears a mask that alters voice similar to that of his idol, Darth Vader. His blade, based on a design dating back to the Great Scourge of Malachor, relies upon a cracked crystal that could barely contain the power of the sword, necessitating lateral plasma vents producing its signature crossguard quillons. His true fear is that he would never be as powerful as his grandfather, being unable to control his anger and throwing dramatic tantrums in which he might lash out with his lightsaber at anything within sight. In spite of his commitment to Snoke and the dark side, he constantly feels the pull of the light and his family, thus struggles to keep himself disconnected from his former life. Snoke thinks Ren is an ideal embodiment of the Force, a focal point of both light and dark.

Let there be Light, by Sebastian Leon-Silva.


The thing with improv is, it’s a little bit of a myth, unless it’s mumblecore, which is not Nasty Baby. After the third take you figure out what you’re going to do, and then you just start repeating that. After the second or third take it becomes more scripted, in terms of what they’re going to say or how fast they’re going to say it.

We talk with director Sebastián Silva and TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe about their new film, Nasty Baby, while at Sundance.