What has BORN TO FLY been up to lately?
It has been a jam-packed past couple of months. The festival craziness all began with our acceptance into the SXSW Film Festival in March. We were so happy to hear that BORN TO FLY was 1 of the 8 documentaries, chosen out of 892, that was shown at SXSW. It was Catherine's first documentary at SXSW, so to celebrate both herself and featured choreographer Elizabeth Streb went down to enjoy the festival and participate in some Q&A's. All around, SXSW was an incredible world premier, a great way to kick off our later festival and theatrical showings.
Towards the end of the month, BORN TO FLY traveled from Idaho to Ohio showing in the Sun Valley Film Festival in Sun Valley, ID and the Cleveland International Film Festival in Cleveland, OH. BORN TO FLY then traveled south in the beginning of April to North Carolina, showing at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
In May, Streb and her dancers' passion for extreme action was shared at MountainFilm Festival in Telluride, Colorado. Former STREB dancer, Hope Clark, went down and took many great photos! We then hit the West Coast for the Seattle International Film Festival in Seattle, Washington where we had three great screenings.
Early June was very exciting for us as we premiered internationally! We had two screenings at the Sydney International Film Festival in Sydney, Australia and two at Sheffield Doc/Fest in Sheffield, UK! Director Catherine and son Tenzin took advantage of our acceptance into Sheffield and traveled to England to enjoy the festival! Check out the pics on our Facebook page! And, in the middle of all this craziness, BORN TO FLY had its New York premier at the Brooklyn Film Festival.
And now for what we have planned:
Later in the week, BORN TO FLY is going out to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for the deadCenter Film Festival and then heading back to the West Coast towards the end of June for its California premier in San Francisco at the Frameline International Film Festival.
The last two events we have planned are very exciting because they are our theatrical screenings. From coast to coast, New York City to Los Angeles, BORN TO FLY will be showing at Film Forum from September 10th to 16th, and at Laemmle - Noho 7 from September 26th to October 2nd. These theatrical showings are a great way to make our film more accessible to the public and a perfect way to wrap up this amazing year!
We are so thankful for everything!