BORDERLINE - Ridgefield Playhouse Screening
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: 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. An estimated 2 percent of the US population carry
the diagnosis, 80 percent of these people attempt suicide, and 10 percent succeed.
Approximately 25 percent of the in-patient substance addicted and 25 percent of the
in-patient eating disorder populations meet the diagnostic criteria for BPD, yet few are
actually given a diagnosis.
This 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. Yet, the human intimacy she needs most to recover, her
symptoms threaten to destroy.
The Ridgefield Playhouse (View)
80 E Ridge Rd
Ridgefield, CT 06877
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