BORN TO BE (92 NR)
VIRTUAL CINEMAPOLIS SCREENINGS BEGIN 11/20
3 day rental for $12
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Born to Be follows the work of Dr. Jess Ting (he/him) at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery. There, for the first time ever in New York City, transgender and gender non-conforming people have access to quality transition-related care. With extraordinary access, this remarkable documentary offers an intimate look at how one doctor’s work impacts the lives of his patients as well as how his journey from renowned plastic surgeon to pioneering gender-affirming specialist has led to his own transformation.
Dr. Ting’s patients are as diverse as the city itself. Cashmere (she/her), decades sober and with a zest for life, offers an invaluable queer history lesson as she looks back on the tumultuous existence she once led on the streets of New York. Jordan (they/them) is non-binary and, with their nurturing partner by their side, finally has the support they need to take the next step in their transition. The loquacious Garnet (she/her) moved to New York City to transition and has the full support of her family, but still struggles with depression. Shawn (he/him) signed up for a new type of gender-affirming surgery pioneered by Dr. Ting with the help of brave patients like him. And heart- and scene-stealer Mahogany (she/
Director: Tania Cypriano
Stars: Leiomy Maldonado, Garnet Rubio, Jess Ting
VIRTUAL TALKBACK – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16 at 6 PM
Ithaca College LGBT Center director Luca Maurer will facilitate a panel discussion on Tania Cypriano’s documentary, Born to Be. Other panelists will include LGBTQ Patient Navigator, Devon Ritz, and Physician Assistant, Lindsay Borglum, both of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York.
Pre-register via Zoom here.
“A lively and moving documentary about the first major American hospital center for transgender surgery shows us what the future will look like.”