Happy 2015 to all our friends and supporters of Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger!
Thank you all, so much, for your ongoing support this year at film festivals, universities, and on social media. Over the past 9 months, the film has been programmed in over 60 festivals, museums, galleries and universities worldwide. We even picked up 4 awards!
- 1 OF THE TOP 10 BEST DOCS OF 2014, The Advocate Magazine
- BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, Audience Award from Trans|Lations Film Festival
- JURY’S SPECIAL COMMENDATION, Dublin’s GAZE Film Festival
- FAVORITE FILM, Audience Award at Beacon Independent Film
We have international screenings programmed from now until the June 2015 – check here for details. And, we FINALLY have three NYC screenings! Our June screening at Union Docs sold out in two days. So, please, mark your calendars! If you haven’t seen it in a theater (meaning, you’ve only seen it on your computer) we highly recommend that you join us in person—it’s much more fun and moving in a theater with a crowd. Kate and I will be at both February screenings.
- 2/6, 9pm – ($12, students $5) Athena Film Festival @ Barnard College
- 2/7, 7pm – (FREE) Gender Reel Film Festival @ NYU
- 4/22, 7pm – (FREE) CLAGS @ The CUNY Grad Center
Starting in February, Kate Bornstein, and I will resume the academic film tour. If you are interested in having your school participate, please visit: http://katebornsteinthemovie.com/campus-screening-discussion/
Here is a list of more upcoming screenings. We hope to see you there!
1/14 & 1/17 -Budapest Pride, Budapest, Hungary
1/14-Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany
2/1 -ReelOut, Ontario, Canada
2/6 – Athena Film Festival,(Sam & Kate in attendance), New York, NY
2/7 - Gender Reel NYU: Transgender Film Festival (Sam & Kate in attendance), New York, NY
3/4- Hammer Museum, (Sam & Kate in attendance) Los Angeles, CA
3/10 - Festival Ecrans Mixtes, Lyon, France
3/22 - Nyack Pride Film Screening, Nyack, NY
3/25 - Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
3/31 - College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ (Sam & Kate in attendance)
TBA - PATOIS-New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, New Orleans, LA
4/22 CLAGS, CUNY Grad Center, New York, NY
JUNE TBA - Identities, Vienna, Austria
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Praise for Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger
“I always refer Kate Bornstein as my "Fairy Tran-Mother". She plucked me from the chorus and showed me how to begin to love myself for who I am. She has saved countless lives but she gave birth to me. Hopefully this astonishing film will help you learn to be the most honest, courageous and fulfilled version of YOU that is possible. Kate is an inspiration!” -Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Trans-genre artist
“To do justice to his subject, Feder’s film was constructed with lyrical unconventionality intertwining Bornstein’s past and present through intimate slices of life… In a post-film discussion with Bornstein, Feder explained an intentional resistance to a traditional form of trans* narrative story-telling. “By nature, those narratives are very limiting and they pander to expectations. But it’s also limiting in the sense that it would be such a small part of the story—there’s so many sides to explore, emotional tones to hit that can’t really be hit with that sort of linear unfolding” - Windy City Media Group
“Instead of following a linear progression from childhood to the present day, the documentary is fluid and organic, making it feel like a conversation rather than an explicit narrative. I felt like I had gone to visit Bornstein in her home, and to chat with the people in her life closest to her. The film left me with the sense that I’d really love to meet Bornstein in person”. – Dana Sayer, The Horn
“This is a must see film of 2014. Bornstein’s family history and relationships, stint in The Church of Scientology, her writing, books, activism, relationships, themes of gender and sexuality, a striking health diagnosis, and her search to answer some of life’s deepest questions are explored in this interwoven, whimsical, and inspired portrait documentary of the wonderful Kate Bornstein. It’s a must see documentary and a treasure trove of preserved queer/trans history of Kate Bornstein’s life and work. It is also sure to warm hearts: Kate’s charm pours out of the screen and is so affecting. Her recent cancer diagnosis, on top of her lifelong leukemia, make the production of the documentary incredibly timely and incredibly necessary.” – Ewan Duarte, Indie Wire
“It is revolutionary!” Sam Berliner, Audience Awards
“Even if you think you know everything there is to know about Bornstein, Feder’s film will show you sides you hadn’t imagined were there”. -Chris Dupuis, XTRA! Toronto Gay & Lesbian News