CHANNELLING baby opened the International
Womens Film Festival in Sydney on Friday, 24th of September. 1999. Ruth
Hessey, film critic for The Sydney Morning Herald, had this to say:
festival opens tonight with CHANNELLING baby, a wonderful
film from New Zealand directed by Christine Parker. While the protagonist is a flower
child (played by Danielle Cormack) who goes
blind while tripping during an eclipse of the sun, you couldnt find a more
empathetic portrait of a young man struggling with his place in the world than Kevin Smith
as a shell-shocked Vietnam veteran.
As a story of blind young love, Channelling Baby is achingly true.
Parkers characters arent living in a political or moral vacuum and this depth
of peripheral vision gives the film a curious, even mystical resonance"