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Boy Interrupted (2009)

14A 10/03/2009 (CA) DocumentaryDrama 1h 32m
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Once there was a little boy who wanted to die…


On the night of Oct. 2, 2005, Hart and Dana Perry's 15-year-old son Evan jumped to his death from his New York City bedroom window. This moving film is the story, told by his filmmaker parents and others who knew him, of Evan’s life and death, and his life-long struggle with bipolar disorder. It delves into the complexity of Evan's disease, sharing his family's journey through the maze of mental illness. In showing how one family deals with generations of loss and grief, the film defies the stigma related to mental illness and suicide and tells a human story that touches everyone.

  1. Dana Heinz Perry


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  1. Evan Scott Perry


  2. Dana Heinz Perry

    Dana Heinz Perry

    Self - Evan's Mother

  3. Hart Perry

    Self - Evan's Father

  4. Nicholas Kopple-Perry

    Self - Evan's Half-Brother

  5. Karen Riposo

    Self - Teacher

  6. Ladd Spiegel

    Self - Doctor

  7. Suzanne Hanna

    Self - Psychologist

  8. Dan Murray

    Self - Wellspring Psychologist

  9. Aidan Shiminov

    Self - Friend

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Boy Interrupted
Boy Interrupted

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $350,000.00

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