An Autobiography of Michelle Maren

Presenting a unique first person perspective, filmmaker/subject Michelle Maren gives access to the rarely seen inner world of Borderline Personality Disorder. Inspired by Michel Negroponte’s film Jupiter’s Wife, Maren contacted Negroponte, convinced that having him tell her story would change her life. He agreed. Each with their own cameras, Maren and Negroponte embarked on a truly collaborative project over the course of 6 years. The result is a visceral experience of a psychological disorder that is both difficult to live with and to understand.

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Michel Negroponte

Michel Negroponte is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker who has been making feature length documentaries for more than 35 years. He was born and raised in New York City, and studied filmmaking with Richard Leacock and Ed Pincus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the 1970s.

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Michelle Maren

Michelle Maren is making her directorial debut with An Autobiography of Michelle Maren (2015). She received a BA in Communications from St. Peter’s University. In addition to being a filmmaker, she is a singer, motivational speaker, mental health recovery advocate, writer, and actress.