Event Information
A KID LIKE JAKE
Ped Mall -Scene 1
Monday, Aug 12, 2019 6:00 PM
Loving parents of a four-year-old must come to terms with their child being transgender.
Event Pricing
General Admission Adult Promotion
General Admission Adult Evening - $9.00
General Admission Senior Promotion
General Admission Children Promotion
General Admission Seniors (60+) - $6.50
General Admission UI Student Promotion
General Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $6.50
General Admission Children (12 and younger) - $6.50

Are You A Member? Click Yes To Sign In.
YesNo
 
Ticket Selection
 
Ticket Availability
Event Date Passed

Presented in partnership with Iowa City Pride; post-screening discussion hosted in partnership with TransVerse.

"Expansively humane and funny. Claire Danes and Jim Parsons are stunningly good." - Emily Yoshiba, Vulture

"A daring little drama." - John Anderson, the Wall Street Journal

Brooklyn parents Alex (Claire Danes) and Greg (Jim Parsons) are lucky to have a kid like Jake. Their four-year-old is bright, precocious, creative - and just happens to prefer Disney princesses to toy cars and skirts to jeans. Jake's "gender expansive" behavior - as local preschool director Judy (Octavia Spencer) dubs it - is no big deal to Alex and Greg. Or so it seems, until the process of navigating New York City's hyper-competitive private school system opens up a parental quagmire: could Jake's gender nonconformity be just the thing that gives their child an edge in the admissions game? How young is too young to put a label on a child's identity? Is this just a phase, or is Jake truly transgender?

Split on their opinions on how to handle the situation, Alex and Greg find themselves navigating an emotional and ethical minefield with one patch of common ground between them: their fierce desire to do what's right for Jake. Transparent director Silas Howard helms this timely, honest, emotional rich look at 21st-century parenting.



Series Info
Series:Pride at FilmScene
Film Info
Rating:R
Runtime:92 minutes
Director:Silas Howard
Year Released:2018
Production Country:USA
Language:English