From Jessica to Jack: story of a transition

Oct 13, 2021, 12:00 amOct 28, 2021, 8:00 pm



Event Description

Department of French and Italian
in collaboration with NICE
(New Italian Cinema Events)

and CinematograFica

From Jessica to Jack: story of a transition

open to the campus community 


The film Un uomo deve essere forte (A man must be strong) by Ilaria Ciavattini and Elsi Perino will be available from Wednesday, October 13th until Wednesday, October 27th, 2021.

In the outskirts of a province of the north of Italy, full of gun factories, hunting grounds, and lakes for fishing, Jessica starts the transition in order to let her body be what she has always felt to be: a man. Stuck in a routine made of part-time jobs, bar friends, and no hobbies, the newborn Jack starts questioning what it means, beyond his physical body, to be a man, what kind of man he should be, and what kind of models of masculinity, among those offered in the valley, he should identify with.


Q&A with the film directors Ilaria Ciavattini and Elsi Perino and activist Kali Swaid

Thursday, October 28th, 2021, 4 pm - Zoom

Screening and Zoom Links

Please email Kelly Eggers: [email protected] for the links for the screening and to participate in the Zoom Q&A.

Students enrolled in Italian courses will be provided the links from their instructors through Canvas.


If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please email Kelly Eggers ([email protected]) at least 2 weeks in advance of the event date.

NICE 2021- Italian Film Festival