Born to Be

You can order a virtual screening of Born to Be for just $12, after which you’ll have five days to watch the film, all in an online screening room created just for patrons of the JBFC.

With each screening of Born to Be purchased during this period, you’ll provide much-needed support to both the JBFC and Kino Lorber—who will evenly split the revenue—as we work together to continue bringing our audience exciting new and repertory releases.

Any questions? Check out our Virtual Screening Room FAQ.

About Born to Be:

2019. 92 m. Tania Cypriano. Kino Lorber. US. English. NR.

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 nonbinary individuals have access to quality gender-affirming care. With extraordinary access, this remarkable documentary offers an intimate look not only at how one doctor’s work impacts the lives of his patients, but also how Dr. Ting’s journey from renowned plastic surgeon to pioneering gender-affirming specialist led to his own transformation. Through the patients’ stories, joys, and hardships, Born to Be addresses the nuances and complexities of gender, exploring key issues around the human right to define gender for oneself.

Order a virtual screening of Born to Be!

  • To take advantage of this screening option, you will follow this link to Kino Lorber’s site. You will first need to register on this site with your own personal login details (you will not have access through your existing JBFC account). It’s very easy! You will enter your name and email address and set a password.
  • For any questions regarding streaming, device connection, or payment issues, you will need to refer to the Kino Now FAQ page.
  • Please feel free to reach out to JBFC support for non-streaming questions at
  • Please note we are unable to offer member prices.


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