Children on Their Birthdays

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Children on Their Birthdays
Directed by Mark Medoff
Produced by Howard Baldwin
Karen Baldwin
Billy Higgins
Willian J. Immerman
Ginger T. Perkins
Paul Pompian
Ray Simmons
Written by Truman Capote
Douglas Sloan
Starring Sheryl Lee
Joe Pichler
Jesse Plemons
Tania Raymonde
Christopher McDonald
Tom Arnold
Phyllis Frelich
Cinematography Steven Shaw
Edited by Sidney Levin
Distributed by Artisan Entertainment
Crusader Entertainment
Koch Media
Moonstone Entertainment
Release date
Running time
102 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $54,912[1]

Children on Their Birthdays is a 2002 American independent film directed by Mark Medoff. The screenplay written by Douglas Sloan is based on "Children on Their Birthdays", the short story of the same title by Truman Capote. This was the last film appearance by Joe Pichler before his disappearance in 2006.


In the summer of 1947, a pretentious thirteen-year-old girl called "Miss" Lily Jane Bobbit is liked by two boys, who are best friends. Using the funniest vocabulary and the ever so heavy accent, she manages to win the attraction of the town's people, including the love of the two best friends. As the story continues, it must be decided as to whether or not the two boys will remain best friends, as only one of them can win Miss Bobbit's heart.


The film was shot in Aurora, Lemont and Chicago, Illinois.

Critical reception[edit]

Children on Their Birthdays won the Platinum Award for Independent Theatrical Feature Films - Family/Children at WorldFest Houston.

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