Thursday, November 10, 2016
DOC NYC Capsules BORDERLINE and BECOMING MORE VISIBLE
Portrait of Regina, a young woman with a borderline personality disorder. We watch as she goes through her life and tries to get a job, deal with her relationships and simply survive.
How you react to the film will depend upon how you react to Regina. An intelligent young woman prone to personality swings she can be a handful. While I went into the film hoping to learn a bit about the disorder I found Regina a bit too much for me to handle as the focus of a film, My reluctance to give myself over to her is that I've dealt with several people with similar problems and being trapped watching Regina swing emotionally brought back way too many personal memories. For me it was too much. For other people I suspect it will play less dire.
BORDERLINE plays November 11 and 13 at DOC NYC
BECOMING MORE VISIBLE
Portrait of four trans-gendered young people Morgin DuPont, Sean Jahn, Katherine Chambers, Alexandria Garrett living in New York and trying to navigate life and their families.
Hopeful look at four charming people who are trying to find out who they are and where they belong. This is the sort of film that needs to be out there so that people's reluctance to dealing with trans people is wiped away. You'll forgive the lack of critiquing of the film, it's kind of hard to do it since it would feel as though I'm critiquing the lives of the subjects or would result in me getting on a soap box. I think the best thing I can say is that I recommend the film for any one interested in the subject.
BECOMING MORE VISIBLE screens November 11 and 14 at DOC NYC
For tickets and more information on either film go here.