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Born to Be film (virtual film in Together We Rise)
January 11 - January 16
Images Cinema will join in Together We Rise: Summoning a Season of Renewal, a three-week program with Williams College of virtual events celebrating the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King. For more information, you can talk with the Davis Center.
In week two, Images Cinema presents Born to Be, a film following the work of Dr. Jess Ting at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City, where, for the first time ever, all transgender and gender non-conforming people have access to quality transition-related health and surgical care.
With extraordinary access, this feature-length documentary takes 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 surgeon has led to his own transformation.
Through the gender affirming surgeries of Dr. Ting’s patients, the film witnesses the joys and torments that come with this brand-new territory, even as it shows the limitations of Dr. Ting’s widely recognized surgical skills and his commitment to his new field being tested.
Featuring: Jess Ting, Mahagony Phillips, Garnet Rubio, Cashmere
Director: Tania Cypriano
Runtime: 92 minutes
Genre: Bechdel Test Approved, Documentary, Festival Favorite, LGBTQ+, POC, Woman Directed
Country: United States
Together We Rise continues through Jan. 23:
Week one (Jan. 4 to 9) The story of self
Williamstown – Living on Mohican Homelands (virtual talk)
Week two (Jan. 11 to 16): Story of us
Images will screen Mr. SOUL! and Born to Be from Monday, January 11, to Saturday, January 16.
Week Three (Jan. 18 to 23): Story of Now
Images will screen Coded Bias
Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (virtual event)
Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. — Keynote by The Reverend K. Monet Rice-Jalloh
Jan. 20 at noon – Summoning a Season of Renewal through Accountability, with Mohammed Memfis ’21, Cailin Stollar ’21, and Afoma Maduegbuna ’21 and Reflection Space at 1 p.m.
Images Online is Images Cinema’s ongoing virtual effort to bring new films to the community while the physical cinema is temporarily closed. You can watch films watched online, at home, and Images will split the cost of each online “ticket” with the film distributor, so each rental will directly help the theater weather these challenging times.