The Weinstein Company will release 3 GENERATIONS, written by Nikole Beckwith and Gaby Dellal, on May 5, 2017 in New York and Los Angeles with plans to expand shortly thereafter. Two-time Academy Award® nominee Naomi Watts (Birdman) is an executive producer on the project and stars along with Elle Fanning (20th Century Women) and Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) in this stirring and touching story of a family living under one roof in New York as they deal with the life-changing transformation of Ray (Fanning). Dorothy Berwin (Carol), Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine), and Peter Saraf (Loving) produced.
Writer-director Gaby Dellal commented, “I am thrilled to release our film 3 GENERATIONS, with the original title, into the world. Harvey’s enthusiasm and support has allowed us to release this poignant film at a time when we all need to believe in our collective strength. Throughout making this film I have met loving families, fearless transgender youth and women who have fought for gender equality for decades. This film, both heart-warming and heart wrenching, is for them.”
Executive producer Naomi Watts, who stars in the film as Ray’s mother Maggie, commented, “This story loudly and bravely advocates for acceptance, both of others and of oneself. It’s a message we all believe in and are all incredibly proud to share this story with audiences, now more than ever.”
3 GENERATIONS follows Ray (Elle Fanning), a teenager who has struggled with the body assigned to him at birth and is determined to start transitioning. His single mother Maggie (Naomi Watts) must track down Ray’s biological father (Tate Donovan) to get his legal consent to allow Ray’s transition. Dolly (Susan Sarandon), Ray’s lesbian grandmother, is having a hard time accepting that she now has a grandson. The film follows their journey as each confronts their own identity and learns to embrace change while ultimately finding acceptance and understanding. V
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