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Off-site Event: Baby Boom

Baby Boom
March 8, 2018 - 8:00 pm

Note:  This event takes place at Veggie Cloud, 5210 Monte Vista St., Los Angeles, CA 90042.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Baby Boom  (1987)

Diane Keaton is J.C. Wiatt, a.k.a. The Tiger Lady, a high-power executive at a Manhattan consulting firm, angling to make partner, relishing in her sexy success.  A quintessential 1980s yuppie, J.C. spends her time away from work doing work in a tastefully decorated modernist apartment she shares with her equally successful "significant other," an investment banker named Steven (Harold Ramis).  Her job is imperiled, however, when out of the blue she is named guardian of the one-year-old Elizabeth after the death of a distant relative.  Initially reticent, J.C. soon takes to motherhood with professional gusto.  But her boss warns she can't have it all.  With a move to Vermont, a romance with the local veterinarian (a tenderhearted Sam Shepard) and the launch of her new gourmet baby food business aimed at discriminating consumers like herself, she proves him wrong.  Equal parts farce and fairy tale, the film showcases a dazzling performance by Keaton.  Though her J.C. is spared failure or real hardship in the transition to booming entrepreneur, the story of a woman at odds with her own—and everyone else's—expectations for excellence in all things still seems relevant.

Digital presentation, color, 103 min.  Director: Charles Shyer.  Screenwriter: Nancy Meyers, C. Shyer.  Cinematographer: William A. Fraker.  Editor: Lynzee Klingman. Cast: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Harold Ramis, Sam Wanamaker, James Spader.
Film will be preceded by workplace training films from the 1940s and 1950s.