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A Kid Like Jake

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Loving parents Alex (Claire Danes) and Greg (Jim Parsons) are faced with the daunting task of applying to private kindergartens in NYC for their 4-year-old, Jake. Competing in this cutthroat environment means focusing on what is most unique about a child, forcing Alex and Greg to consider Jake’s love of dresses, fairy tales, and princesses. These qualities never seemed unusual before, but when Jake begins to act out in preschool, Alex and Greg—suddenly at odds—must find a way to support Jake’s identity without losing each other in the process.

Exciting filmmaker Silas Howard returns to the Sundance Film Festival—after years of directing boundary-pushing TV series like Transparent and This Is Us—with a sharply observed feature expanding the vital conversation around gender identity today. Pitch-perfect performances from Danes and Parsons balance the relentless competitive drive of New Yorkers with the brutal honesty needed to keep a family together. Stellar supporting actors Amy Landecker, Ann Dowd, Priyanka Chopra, and Octavia Spencer bring humor and energy to the film, along with unexpected revelations about the characters and the world they inhabit.

Tue. 1/23, 9:30 p.m., Eccles, PC
Wed. 1/24, 9:00 a.m., Eccles, PC
Fri. 1/26, 9:00 p.m., Tower, SLC
Sat. 1/27, 6:45 p.m., Ray, PC
Sun. 1/28, 1:00 p.m., Sundance Resort, Provo

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY Premieres

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 92 min

COMPANY That's Wonderful Productions

EMAIL Eric@thatswonderfulprods.com

PHONE (818) 954-1742

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Artist Bio

Silas Howard

Silas Howard is an award-winning writer/director focused on telling honest, boundary-shattering stories featuring groundbreaking characters. After his first feature film, By Hook or By Crook (2002 Sundance Film Festival), won several awards at world film festivals, Howard began directing documentaries, music videos, and television. His recent television credits include Transparent, The Fosters, and This Is Us. Howard received a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship and will co–executive produce and direct FX’s upcoming Pose.