Multidisciplinary artist Sam Feder ("Boy I Am") needs your help in order to complete their documentary, Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger, 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, sometimes contradictory, and always charming personality, which has won the hearts of people worldwide, while also alienating others.
Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger explores Kate’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’s life journey as a shape shifter, gender theorist, and survivor of great depression offers provocative new ideas on the nature of art, community, and what it means to be queer and transgender.
To see this documentary come to fruition and arrive into our silver screens across this big glittery nation, Sam needs our support! Currently, the doc's Kickstarter site has raised over $17,000 but is still ~$3,000 shy of its goal. Please, please contribute to assist with the doc's completion! Kate is such a monumental figure in our queer community and her queerstory needs to be documented...not to mention that I want to see my queermother Kate on the big screen.
Sam is a professor at Hunter College in the Film and Media Department and at the New School in Media Studies in Manhattan. For more on Sam and their work, see their website, Facebook page, Twitter, or the doc's Kickstarter site.