21st Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 18-28, 2024 Globe Cinema

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024 Globe Cinema


United States, 2024: 109 minutes: Alberta Premiere
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After becoming pregnant from a one-night stand, Eden, an aggressively single woman, leans on her married best friend and mother of two, Dawn, to guide her through prenatal life and beyond.

Eden, played by the film's co-writer Illana Glazer best known for her work on BROAD CITY, is a yoga instructor living in New York, who, despite their lifestyle differences, has remained best friends with Dawn (stand-up comedian Michelle Buteau) for nearly 30 years. After a chance subway encounter and one-night stand with a charming actor, Eden finds herself pregnant. A buddy comedy with women at the centre, the film, which had its world premiere at SXSW, explores the pains and joys of new motherhood. It isn't afraid to go raunchy with some gross-out moments, while still focusing on the importance and meaning of female friendship in a heartfelt way.

SXSW 2024

Pamela Adlon is an actor and writer and has been working in the comedy scene for decades, most notably in television. She voiced the character of Bobby Hill in “King of the Hill,” which earned her an Emmy. Adlon has made a name for herself with the highly acclaimed comedy series BETTER THINGS, which she starred in, co-created, produced, and directed. The semi-autobiographical FX series has won a Peabody Award, and Adlon has received various nominations including nods by the Emmies, Golden Globes, and TCA Awards for Individual Achievement in Comedy. BABES is her feature directorial debut.

press for Babes

"By turns tender and raucous, Pamela Adlon’s feature-length directorial debut, BABES, spins the uneasy, unwelcome, weirdly cool corporeal realities of pregnancy into heartfelt comic gold."
- Slant Magazine
"BABES may deal with weighted adult issues like motherhood, friendship, connection and the struggles of moving on, but, rest assured, it is a comedic gold mine of delightful punch lines."
- TheWrap


Narrative / Comedy / Drama / First Feature / Woman Director

109 minutes


Pamela Adlon

Ilana Glazer
Josh Rabinowitz
Susie Fox
Ashley Fox
Breean Pojunas

Ilana Glazer
Josh Rabinowitz

Jeffrey Kim

Ilana Glazer
Michelle Buteau
John Carroll Lynch
Hasan Minhaj