Directed & Prodeuced by Rebbie Ratner
Cast: Regina, Barbara, David, Charlotte, Christine Foertsch, PhD, John Gunderson, MD, Marsha Linehan, PhD, Antonia New, MD, Mary Zanarini, EdD, Gina Pulice, MSW, Alex F., Leslee G., Rachel J., Elyse K., Terry Lim, Baily M., Monica P., Michelle S.
Produced by Suzanne Mitchell
Exec. Produced by Barbara Kopple
Runtime: 88 minutes
Release date: November 11th, 2016 (NYC Premiere)
“I guess you can say I had a relapse. I threatened to kick a girl’s ass,” are the first words of the film, as one powerful tear rolls down her face. We’ve all done that, but there was much more to that story.
The question she has is: “Do you think only someone borderline would have acted the way I did?”
Borderline is a powerful documentary about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), one that can be characterized by self-harm, outbursts, violence, suicidal thoughts and attempts, and substance abuse. As a result, it is often hard to find diagnosis and treatment. The director, Rebbie Ratner, set to bring this disorder into the light. She “aims to help pull it out of the closet,” having suffered from BPD herself.
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