About this project
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People who know and love Kate Bornstein and her work can't believe that a film about her has never been made. She has been an inspirational figure for decades, motivating entire generations of gender outlaws and queers. Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger offers fans new angles from which to consider her achievements, as well as introduces a new audience to this vibrant artist whose lively spirit is needed now more than ever.
I've been working closely with Kate since the Fall of 2010 filming her on tour, at home, and around NYC. It's time for her story to be on the big screen - we need your support to make this possible.
The majority of the filming has been completed. All funds raised through Kickstarter will go towards a portion of production costs, including:
- filming Kate on tour this summer
- editing a rough cut of the feature
A 10-minute teaser of the film has screened to rave reviews (in London at FrinGe! and in NYC at PS1 MOMA and Dixon Place), increasing the buzz for the film. People are really excited to see the feature!
Synopsis of the film:
Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger 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, 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.
As of 6/1/12 we reached out Kickstarter goal of $20,000! AMAZING! And, this will cover filming Kate this summer and editing a rough cut. Can't believe the support! BUT we still need MORE to make this movie happen.
- Hire an editor for the final cut(15k - 20k)
- Score the film (3k-5k)
- Color correction (6k)
- Audio Mix (10k)
- Promo (5k)
- Distro (3k-5k)
- Village Voice
- FrinGe Film Festival!
- Velvet Park
- Queerie Bradshaw
- SF Bay Times
- Bodies of Work Magazine
Some very talented people have donated rewards and/or their time to this Kickstarter Campaign. A HUGE thank you to:
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