Affair: Cameron Diaz in conversation with Nancy Meyers
When: Monday, April 11, 2016 @ 8PM
Hot Spot: Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre, New Roads School, Los Angeles, CA
Deets: Cameron Diaz made her feature-film debut at age twenty-one. Since then she has appeared in small-budget and blockbuster films alike. She supports numerous causes that advocate environmental concerns, education, and the empowerment of women and girls. Cameron grew up in Southern California and divides her time between Los Angeles and New York.
Cameron Diaz wrote The Body Book to help educate young women about how their bodies function, empowering them to make better-informed choices about their health and encouraging them to look beyond the latest health trends to understand their bodies at the cellular level. She interviewed doctors, scientists, nutritionists, and a host of other experts, and shared what she’d learned—and what she wished she’d known twenty years earlier.
Now Cameron continues the journey she began, opening a conversation with her peers on an essential topic that that for too long has been taboo in our society: the aging female body. In The Longevity Book, she shares the latest scientific research on how and why we age, synthesizing insights from top medical experts and with her own thoughts, opinions, and experiences.
The Longevity Book explores what history, biology, neuroscience, and the women’s health movement can teach us about maintaining optimal health as we transition from our thirties to midlife. From understanding how growing older impacts various bodily systems to the biological differences in the way aging effects men and women; the latest science on telomeres and slowing the rate of cognitive decline to how meditation heals us and why love, friendship, and laughter matter for health, The Longevity Bookoffers an all-encompassing, holistic look at how the female body ages—and what we can all do to age better.
Nancy Meyers is a trailblazing filmmaker who, as a first-rate writer, director and producer, has created a body of work focusing on the female experience with her exceptionally literate and sophisticated comedies. Tapping into the very heart of modern relationships, she chronicles women and men, at work and in love, in a singular fashion that makes each film instantly recognizable as a Nancy Meyers movie. Her latest movie, The Intern, stars Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, along with a multi-generational cast, in a comedy about a new kind of bond between men and women—friendship.
Meyers made an auspicious debut as a director—following two decades of successful screenwriting and producing—with the highly popular update of the Disney classic The Parent Trap, starring Dennis Quaid and Lindsay Lohan, which Meyers also co-wrote. Her other credits include the blockbuster romantic comedy What Women Want; Something’s Gotta Give, The Holiday in which Cameron Diaz starred along with Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black; It’s Complicated and Private Benjamin.
In 2004, Meyers received the ShoWest Director of the Year Award. She is the first woman ever to receive this prestigious honor.
Who You May Spot: Cameron Diaz, Nancy Meyers
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