The Baby Dance
The Baby Dance is a 1998 drama film produced by Showtime about adoption. It was written and directed by Jane Anderson, based on her play, with Stockard Channing and Laura Dern starring in the lead roles.
|The Baby Dance|
|Directed by||Jane Anderson|
|Written by||Jane Anderson|
|Music by||Terry Allen|
|Edited by||Norman Buckley|
Wanda LeFauve is a poor mother of four with an unemployed husband living in a trailer outside Shreveport, Louisiana. Pregnant again, she finds a newspaper ad placed by a couple hoping to adopt a newborn. Summoning up her courage, Wanda makes the telephone call. The couple — Rachel and Richard Luckman — are wealthy, Jewish urbanites from Los Angeles. They skirt logistics, legal matters, fears and prejudices prior to the child's birth.
At the Primetime Emmy Awards, the film was nominated for Outstanding Television Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Stockard Channing and directing and writing for Jane Anderson.
The film received the prestigious Peabody Award. Channing was also nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie.