little man is the unflinching personal story of how a micro-preemie in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit brings a family to its knees. This stunning
documentary has been awarded 5 Best Film Awards since itís release to film festivals earlier this year.
Nicholas is the titular little man; he was born 100 days too early, weighed only one pound, and is struggling to survive. From his froglike
legs dangle blood pressure cuffs the size of band-aids. His heart is the size of a cashew. As Nicholas struggles for life, his parents (filmmaker Nicole
Conn and political activist Gwen Baba) must keep their family from disintegrating under the unrelenting stress and chaos of hospitals, emergency medical
crises and a crushing blow to trust. What happens when a pregnancy goes bad, and an extremely strong seven-year relationship is torn apart by the parentís
opposing belief systems?
When an infant enters the surreal world of the NICU for 158 days, itís almost impossible to determine when caring becomes cruelty. Nicholasí
heart-wrenching story is a tribute to the power of love, the will to live, the bonds of family, and (above all) a motherís obsessive devotion to her child.
Warning - this film contains graphic medical scenes as the staff of the NICU fight to save Nicholasí life.
Boise Centre on the Grove, Friday, September 30th at 4:30pm
Boise Centre on the Grove, Saturday, October 1st at 12:00pm