Girl Before a Mirror

Successful, brilliant, witty and generous, Genevieve Bahrenburg lived a seemingly enchanted life that could be torn straight from the glossy pages of Vogue, where she worked as a contributing writer. On New Years Eve, 2013 Genevieve fell head first down a flights of stairs, which left her in a coma for over a month. No one thought she would survive Yet survive she did! Thirteen major brain/skull surgeries later, Genevieve's recovery has been nothing short of miraculous.

This short experimental, lyrical film will take a peek inside an extraordinary mind as we rediscover "Genevieve" as she rediscovers “herself". From intimate conversations with Genevieve, Chuck Close and David Blaine, to fragments of images from Genevieve's dreams, to a collage of portraits and photographs of her by such noted artists as Annie Leibowitz, Gilles Bensimon, Timothy Greenfield Sanders, and Patrick Demarchelier, we will explore with Genevieve as she creates her "self portraits" and in doing so, shed some light on the resilience of the human spirit, the fluidity of the mind, and the tremendous magical healing power of art.