Film phase: Completed
Not just a choreographer, Elizabeth Streb is a wildly extreme action architect. Born to Fly traces the evolution of Streb’s movement philosophy as she pushes herself and her dancers from the ground, to the wall, to the sky. Through Streb’s journey, Born To Fly offers an exhilarating tale of the necessity of art, inspiring a broad audience, hungry for a more tactile and fierce existence in the world.
About the Director
Catherine Gund is an Emmy-nominated producer, director, writer, and organizer. She founded Aubin Pictures in 1996 in order to produce and promote media work focused on arts and culture, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health, the environment, and other social justice issues. Her films have screened around the world in festivals, theaters, universities, and museums, as well as on television. Born To Fly is Gund’s fourth feature. Her third feature, What’s On Your Plate? is a critically-acclaimed documentary about kids and food politics. Her other films include Motherland Afghanistan, A Touch of Greatness (Emmy-nominated), Making Grace, and On Hostile Ground.
Born To Fly premiered at SXSW in 2014, where it was one of 8 films nominated for best documentary. Following SXSW, Born To Fly has screened to packed shows at Cleveland International Film Festival, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and had its international premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest. Born To Fly will premiere theatrically at Film Forum in N.Y.C. September 10, 2014.