A KID LIKE JAKE
Dir. Silas Howard | Comedy / Drama | U.S.A. | 2018 | 92 min.
Discussion to follow with screenwriter Daniel Pearle
Loving New York City parents (Claire Danes and Jim Parsons) are applying to a private kindergarten for their 4-year-old, Jake. Competing in this ridiculously cutthroat environment means focusing on what is most unique about a child, forcing them to consider Jake’s love of dresses, fairytales, and princesses. None of that seemed unusual before, but now they find themselves at odds. This affectionate and thoughtful story dances between humor and heartache as they try to find a way to support Jake’s identity without losing each other in the process.
"Simply lovely comedy-drama..." - Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter
"Deeply sympathetic, but also expansively humane and funny, you must appreciate what a miracle this is." - Emily Yoshida, Vulture.com
Friday, March 16, 8:30 p.m. - Chilmark Community Center
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