Kate Bornstein and Sam Feder are both available to accompany Feder's acclaimed documentary film, "Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger," followed by a post-screening discussion.
The feature-length documentary is an intimate portrait of an artist that illuminates one of gender theory’s most influential minds. This film is not a biographical report on someone’s life nor is it a linear story. Rather, it is an evocative study of a human being and an exploration of form and content that reflects the complexities of Kate and her world. Engaging with Kate’s personal and public persona, the film captures her multifaceted and always charming personality which has won the hearts of people worldwide.
Recently, the film recently won two Best Feature Awards and were honored with the James Aaronson Award for Social Justice Journalism.
"Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger" explores Bornstein’s artistic practice, her influences and the way she has created language, space, and permission for generations of people to live their lives outside traditional frameworks of gender, politics, and art.
Kate Bornstein is a performance artist and playwright who has authored several award-winning books including Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and The Rest of Us, Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws, and her memoir A Queer and Pleasant Danger which inspired the documentary of the same name. Read her full bio.
Sam Feder is a multidisciplinary artist exploring interpersonal power dynamics and the politics of media-driven identity. Their directorial debut (Sam identifies as trans and uses gender neutral pronouns), the award-winning feature film, “Boy I Am”, is cited by Curve Magazine as one of the “10 Must-See Gender Documentaries." Feder's acclaimed third film, “Kate Bornstein Is a Queer & Pleasant Danger” had its world premier in March 2014. Read their full bio.
"Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger"
AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY Translations Film Festival, Seattle, Washington
AUDIENCE AWARD for FAVORITE FILM Beacon Independent Film Festival, 2014
JURY'S SPECIAL COMMENDATION AWARD GAZE Film Festival Dublin, Ireland
Named as one of The Advocate's Favorite Films of Outfest 2014
Named by Indiewire as one of 7 Trans Films From the Summer Film Festival Circuit That You Must See