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Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by Melissa and Jimmy Boratyn
Narrative Feature
USA | 97 min | 2018

Based on a true story, coming of age can be brutally painful and wickedly funny. So it is for Ginger Mathis, a recent college grad with a passion for partying and life but an aversion to reality.

After Ginger is diagnosed with breast cancer, she is forced to grow up and balance her illness, her treatment, and all of the complicated components of her totally unsettled life. Fortunately, she has her friends, family, and yoga to help her along the way. But will that be enough?

Melissa & Jimmy Beck BoratynMelissa and Jimmy Boratyn

Melissa and Jimmy Boratyn are the husband and wife directors of Ginger. Melissa also edited and wrote Ginger and Jimmy acted as producer as well. Melissa is a two time breast cancer survivor who was first diagnosed at 23 years old. She now is in treatment for stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Her experiences with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and a double mastectomy serve as inspiration for the film. Melissa’s hope is to bring awareness and inspiration to the unique struggle of living out your early twenties as a cancer patient and survivor.

Ginger Film Poster | Melissa, Jimmy Boratyn

Film Information

Directors: Melissa and Jimmy Boratyn
Country: USA
Year: 2018
Language:  English
Runtime: 97 min.
Rated: R


Producers: Jimmy Boratyn, Ryan Grundtisch, and Johnny Woj
Writers: Melissa Boratyn, Ryan Grundtisch, Jimmy Boratyn

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