A Kid Like Jake

Friday, June 1 - Thursday, June 21, 2018

Friday’s Q&A will be moderated by Ben Lindsay (Backstage Magazine); Saturday’s Q&A will be moderated by Stephen Schaefer (Boston Herald); Sunday’s Q&A will be moderated by Matt Jacobs (Huffington Post).

In director Silas Howard’s (By Hook or By CrookTransparent) modern drama, Park Slopers Alex (Claire Danes) and Greg (Jim Parsons) have a four-year-old-son Jake, who has always openly liked “girly” things. Daunted by the prospect of kindergarten in the New York City competitive enrollment system, the open-minded parents are taken aback when it’s suggested to them that they emphasize Jake’s non-adhering gender status as a way to give him an edge with getting into a private school. With Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra, and Ann Dowd. Adapted by Daniel Pearle from his stage play of the same name.

Official selection: Sundance Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 88 minutes
  • Director Silas Howard
  • Writer Daniel Pearle
  • Editor Michael Taylor
  • Cinematographer Steven Capitano Calitri
  • Cast Claire Danes, Priyanka Chopra, Octavia Spencer, Jim Parsons, Ann Dowd