Now the so-called social group consists of other parents, but where's the social part really? Nobody goes out; who has the time? Plus there's the little one crying all the time: in the restaurant, on the airplane or anywhere else that is public. And the only people who understand are in the same boat, but too tired and too busy to be sympathetic. Well, someone else understands. Someone other than Grandma, that is. Each Tuesday and Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. the Angelika Film Center and Bellini Baby Boutique present Cry Baby Matinees, a series of matinee films specially offered for frustrated parents.
Hissy fits be damned: Parents can at least relax in the knowledge that they are in good company. Here crying, screaming, jumping, running and, yes, even breastfeeding are the norm. The theater keeps the lights dimmed and the volume low and even provides a baby-changing table. This week, the theater shows My Big Fat Greek Wedding, a light, comedic, romantic film about--what else?--marriage and family. Can you relate?