Borderline
Documentary Feature | 88 min
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Showings
Falmouth AcademySun, Jul 31, 2016 5:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Film Type:Documentary Feature
Run Year:2016
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Rebbie Ratner
Cast:Regina V
John Gunderson
Marsha Linehan
Peter Fonagy
Barbara R
David Fox
Charlotte M
Antonia New
Mary Zanarini
Producer:Rebbie Ratner
Suzanne Mitchell
Barbara Kopple
Screenwriter:Rebbie Ratner
Cinematography:Rebbie Ratner
Beth Cloutier
Lucas Millard
Editing:Rebbie Ratner
Anita Gabrosek
Pascal Troemel
Sara Zandieh
Music:Timo Ellis
Roger Greenawalt
Description
The first time Regina tried to kill herself, she was 5 years old.  Now she's 45 and hell-bent on trying to live. People say having a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) diagnosis is equivalent to walking through life with a Do Not Resuscitate order. To the extent that it is portrayed in popular culture, the disorder is often caricatured, turned into something cartoonish and pathetic: shrieking outbursts, bleeding eyeliner, dark mascara and slashed wrists. This film does not do that. BORDERLINE is the first documentary film to capture the lived experience of Borderline Personality Disorder. The film follows one person with the borderline diagnosis who gives us access to her internal world. Regina is a 45-year old woman – outta work and outta love. Witty and self-aware, she makes observations that are uncomfortable but astute, reacts on impulse, attacks, distracts, meditates, trips over herself, laughs, burns bridges, makes social gaffes, apologizes, loses her cool, philosophizes and remains dogged in her search for recovery.