(Noemi Weis, Canada). 90 minutes. Rating: NNN When it’s on the topic – profit-seeking corporations pushing infant formula on mothers who don’t need it – Milk rocks. That’s true especially when director Naomi Weis’s crew travels to the Philippines, where cash-strapped mothers of infants were provided post- cyclone with formula and found their breast milk had dried up when the formula ran out.
But the pic skates over the medicalization of the birthing process and the absence of maternity leave benefits in the U. S. (Don’t go there if you can’t put some meat on the argument.) And Weis has a bad habit of taking us places without naming them.
There’s very little new here (except a killer spoken word piece from Holly McNish and a few references to social media), and that’s bad for those of us who battled big bad Nestlé 30 years ago. But the fact that the problem still remains gives Milk urgency. SGC Apr 27, 6: 30 pm, Isabel Bader; Apr 29, 11 am, Isabel Bader.