Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
A young actress who has recently landed her first leading role finds herself haunted by her thirteen-year-old self in director Lynn Shelton's slightly surreal tale of one woman's attempt to reconcile her past. The one thing that Kate has always wanted was to be on stage and under the spotlight. When the tireless actress lands her first stage role on her twenty-third birthday and reads a letter she had written to herself at the age of thirteen, it appears as if all of her wildest dreams may finally be coming true. The letter seems to have a strange effect on Kate's psyche, however, and as the younger incarnation of Kate begins to speak to her as well as appear before her in a series of fleeting visions, the aspiring actress gradually begins to lose both her self-confidence and her once dogged determination to succeed. As Kate's resolve weakens the visions of her adolescent self become increasingly vivid until, in one shocking act of self-confrontation, the thirteen-year-old Kate finally manifests in the flesh to go toe-to-toe with the woman she will soon become.
birthday, dissatisfaction, actor