Born To Be
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Born to Be

in partnership with Science on Screen®
February 18 - 24 Ticket Info

A fascinating and sensitive portrait of Dr. Jess Ting and his pioneering work in gender reassignment surgery.

20/21 Hop Film

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When you rent the film, you will have through Wed, Feb 24 to watch it.
$8 public; $5 Dartmouth employees; Free for Hop Members & Dartmouth students. Become a member today >

Available to rent starting Thu, Feb 18.

Ting, a Juilliard-trained bass player-turned trailblazing surgeon, leads Mount Sinai Hospital's Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery. With compassion and candor, 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 put transition-related health care and gender-affirming surgery within their reach, the Trump administration's reversal of anti-discrimination health care protections for LGBTQ people put that access to care at risk. Born to Be 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.  D: Tania Cypriano, US, 2019, 1h32m

An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

In partnership with Science on Screen®

When & how can I watch the film?

All Hop films are now presented virtually and on demand through Eventive. Once you rent the film, you will have until the last date listed below to watch it.
See our step-by-step instructions and FAQ for more information.

Feb 18
Thursday
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h32m Available to rent starting Thu, Feb 18.
Feb 19
Friday
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h32m Available to rent starting Thu, Feb 18.
Feb 20
Saturday
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h32m Available to rent starting Thu, Feb 18.
Feb 21
Sunday
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h32m Available to rent starting Thu, Feb 18.
Feb 22
Monday
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h32m Available to rent starting Thu, Feb 18.
Feb 23
Tuesday
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h32m Available to rent starting Thu, Feb 18.
Feb 24
Wednesday
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h32m Available to rent starting Thu, Feb 18.

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