3 GENERATIONS is a drama film directed by Gaby Dellal (On a Clear Day, Angels Crest) from a screenplay by Nikole Beckwith (Stockholm, Pennsylvania), starring Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning and Susan Sarandon. It premiered in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Initially slated to be released in September 2015, the film, then titled About Ray, was pulled from the schedule days before its intended release.
The film tells the stirring and touching story of three generations of a family living under one roof in New York as they deal with the life-changing transformation by one that ultimately affects them all. Ray (Fanning) is a teenager who has struggled with the body assigned to him at birth and is determined to start transitioning. His single mother, Maggie (Watts), must track down Ray’s biological father (Tate Donovan) to get his legal consent to allow Ray’s transition. Dolly (Sarandon), Ray’s lesbian grandmother is having a hard time accepting that she now has a grandson. They must each confront their own identities and learn to embrace change and their strength as a family in order to ultimately find acceptance and understanding.