Born to Be

Hosted by Kino Lorber + Kinema

When

June 23, 8:00 PM EDT

Price

$10.00 per person

Available in

Worldwide

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About the event

Kino Lorber and Kinema are proud to present a special Pride Month screening of acclaimed film, 'Born to Be'. In this remarkable documentary, director Tania Cypriano and producer Michelle Koo Hayashi went behind the scenes of New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital to capture the emotional and physical journey of gender confirmation surgery. Lending equal narrative weight to the experiences of the center’s groundbreaking surgeon Dr. Jess Ting and those of his diverse group of trans patients, 'Born to Be' perfectly balances compassionate personal storytelling and fly-on-the-wall vérité, offering astonishing access into the lives, joys, and fears of the people at its center.

Speakers

Tania Cypriano

Director, 'Born to Be'

Dr. Jess Ting, Surgeon, Mount Sinai Center for Transgender

Medicine and Surgery

Brit Fryer

Moderator and Filmmaker

About the film

Soon after New York state passed a 2015 law that health insurance should cover transgender-related care and services, director Tania Cypriano and producer Michelle Koo Hayashi began bringing their cameras behind the scenes at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, where this remarkable documentary captures the emotional and physical journey of surgical transitioning. Lending equal narrative weight to the experiences of the center’s groundbreaking surgeon Dr. Jess Ting and those of his diverse group of patients, 'Born to Be' perfectly balances compassionate personal storytelling and fly-on-the-wall vérité. It’s a film of astonishing access—most importantly into the lives, joys, and fears of the people at its center.

Genre

Documentary

Runtime

1h 32m

Released

2019

Director

Tania Cypriano

Producer

Molly M. Fowler, Rachel Mills, Jessica Kingdon, Heidi Reinberg, Michelle Koo Hayashi, J. Winkelried, Susan Norget

Cast

Mahogany Phillips, Cashmere, Jess Ting, Shawn Frederick Sr., Jordan Rubenstein, Garnet Rubio, Leiomy Maldonado

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