Kino Lorber released the trailer for Born to Be, the award winning documentary directed by Tania Cypriano on Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine & Surgery – America’s first hospital center for transgender medical care.
The documentary, an Official selection of New York Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, and winner of Best Documentary Feature at Nashville Film Festival opens virtually nationwide on Wednesday November 18.
Dr. Jess Ting, a Juilliard-trained bass player-turned-trailblazing surgeon, today leads Mount Sinai Hospital’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery. With compassion and candor, director Tania Cypriano tells his story and that of his transgender and nonbinary patients, who come to him from all walks of life and whose diversity reflects the multiplicity of communities that make up New York. Although the Affordable Care Act has put transition-related health care and gender-affirming surgery within their reach, the Trump administration’s recent reversal of anti-discrimination health care protections for LGBTQ people puts that access to care at risk. This story spotlights the unfailingly modest and understated Dr. Ting and his patients, who too often sacrifice their jobs, their family ties, and their safety, to be their most authentic selves.