Learning to Swallow (2005)


LEARNING TO SWALLOW follows Patsy, a charismatic artist who destroys her digestive system during an unmedicated bipolar episode. Over four rocky years she struggles to accept her physical condition, her inability to eat, and her emotional state – only to reinvigorate her artistic voice in the process.

In March 2015 it was broadcast on the documentary series America ReFramed in honor of Women’s History Month and World Bipolar Day.

It is rare that a film can so meticulously capture the essence of a complicated person.”
Mary Kerr, Programming Director SILVERDOCS (2005)

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