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Baby Mama Unspools on The Quad

The history of female comedic duos is a mighty short list: Ethel and Lucy, Laverne and Shirley, and now, one for the 21st century, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Reared in the school of belly laughs — Chicago’s famed Second City — the Saturday Night Live players (Fey as alum), put forth their first offering on the big screen as a team.

The film, Baby Mama, unspools under the stars tonight on the Quad as part of the Summer Quad Cinema Series hosted by the Illini Union Board.

Playing the part of a modern day Odd Couple, Kate (Fey), a successful and infertile career woman looks to Angie (Poehler), a working class girl from Philadelphia to carry her baby. Kate prepares for the arrival of her bundle of joy, only to find Angie, homeless and knocking on her door for a place to crash. Kate and Angie find themselves in a clash of lifestyles in preparation for the baby’s birth.

Baby Mama starts at 9 p.m. (or dusk). IUB hosts the third film of the series, Iron Man, on Aug. 7 at 9 p.m. If it rains, the film will be moved into the Illini Union Ballroom. The film is free.

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