Bobbie is determined to lose her virginity on the day of her 17 th birthday, but she will lose more than that. Serious, humorous, and intimate, THREE BIRTHDAYS follows a left-leaning, academic family in 1970 as each of its members wrestles with the contradictions of the sexual revolution in the era of the Vietnam War. When Bobbie discovers her mother’s infidelity and acts out furiously, she sets off a chain of confrontations that forces her father and mother to face their own insecurities as accomplished as middle-class intellectuals. On each of their birthdays, hopes are dashed, and secrets revealed. Culminating on the day of the shootings at Kent State, the film sits right in the middle of that uncomfortable place where the personal and the political collide.
Director: Jane Weinstock is a director and writer based in NYC. In 2013 she directed The Moment, a psychological thriller starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Martin Henderson. The film premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival. Her directorial debut in 2003 with the feature film Easy, starring Marguerite Moreau, Brían F. O’Byrne, and Naveen Andrews, was an official selection at The Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals. Weinstock also directed Sigmund Freud’s Dora, a short film that showed at The Berlin International Film Festival and the Whitney Museum. And she directed the short The Clean Up which showed at Toronto, Venice, and Sundance. In addition to directing, Weinstock has written extensively on film and feminism. She has a masters in Cinema Studies from NYU. She also attended the Paris Film Program and the Slade School of Fine Art in London and has a BA from Princeton University.