Born to Fly: New Landings

Born to Fly is still taking the world by storm.

We are pleased to announce that Kino Lorber is our new distributor! The DVD won't be available until this Spring/Summer, but the film is currently available for educational licensing in addition to theatrical bookings. Inquiries should be sent to Jonathan Hertzberg for theatrical bookings and Jeff Tamblyn at Kino Lorber Edu for educational screenings. See our contact page for more info!

Here are a few of the festivals and screenings that are coming up. For the complete list, check out our Born to Fly screening page here


Born to Fly has been chosen to be part of the Wexner Center for the Arts' Visiting Filmmakers Series. The screening will be accompanied by a Q&A with Catherine Gund and Elizabeth Streb. Get your tickets for the January 23rd screening in Columbus, OH. 

                        Photographed by Lois Greenfield

                        Photographed by Lois Greenfield


Tickets just went on sale for our Dance on Camera screening at Lincoln Center. The festival celebrates the immediacy of dance combined with the intimacy of film and features such films as Dancing Is Living: Benjamin Millepied and Desert Dancer. And this year, during the Dance on Camera Kickoff Gala, our own Elizabeth Streb will present Lois Greenfield with the Dance in Focus Award.

Greenfield was the preeminent dance photographer of the 1970s and 80s. Pairing Greenfield's freeze frame photography with Streb's action based choreography inspired a 20-year-long collaboration between the two artists. In Born to Fly, Streb even mentions that Greenfield's photography allowed her to see her work in a new light, inspiring her to push her choreography to new extremes. 

Don't miss our screening February 1st at the Walter Reade Theater in New York, NY. 



The Athena Film Festival, which highlights women and leadership in the film industry, will feature Born to Fly on February 8th at Barnard College in New York, NY. In addition to the screening, there will also be a panel discussion featuring Born to Fly cinematographer, Kirsten Johnson. She, along with two other female cinematographers, will discuss how they broke into the "private club" of cinematography and became some of the most in-demand names in the game.  

Get your tickets to the screening here and the cinematography panel here

For up-to-date information on all our upcoming screenings, check out our Born to Fly screenings page.

Because Los Angeles Times really likes Born to Fly!!!

Don't miss this great review at Los Angeles Times by Sheri Linden.

"Breathtaking and unforgettable...Dance purists might dismiss Streb's work as circus gymnastics, but a bracing aesthetic is inseparable from the corporal shocks, as is an insistence on challenging accepted constraints. Through Gund's film, a wider audience stands to be not just amazed but provoked." 


BORN TO FLY article in The New Yorker!!!

The New Yorker gave a great profile about Born To Fly and Elizabeth Streb!
"dancers jump from great heights, dive through panes of glass, hurl themselves against walls, hang upside down from wires and scream...Streb would not be Streb if her programs didn’t include a heavy dose of punk: theatre of cruelty"

New Upcoming screenings

What are your plans for the next two months ? Because BORN TO FLY  is coming to your city...Next screening August 17th and 20th  North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in North Carolina, following Film Forum in New York, Zoetropolis Theatre in Lancaster, Plaza de oro in Santa barbara, PhilaMOCA in Philadelphia, Clinton Street Theater in Portland, Laemmle in Detroit and also The Institute of Contemporary Arts in Boston October 28th. Bring your friends and family and come to enjoy a breathtaking film. Check the screening page for more info.

Theatrical trailer has been released! See it here... 

BORN TO FLY's LA Theatrical Premier this Fall!

We are very excited to be bringing BORN TO FLY coast to coast for our two theatrical runs. Just ten days after the showings in New York City at Film Forum, we are heading to Los Angeles, bringing BORN TO FLY to the NOHO 7 Theater in North Hollywood from September 26th to October 2nd. This is a great way to follow up our screenings in San Francisco at Frameline International Film Festival and bring BORN TO FLY back to the West Coast!