Friday, 1 June 2012

film: kate bornstein is a queer & pleasant danger

There's a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to finish making & release a film about Kate Bornstein, 'Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger':

The Kickstarter goal has almost been reached, which is such great news.

I interviewed Kate once, and she blew my mind both with the terrific things she had to say and the way she said them, and also in how open she was to me: she was completely wonderful and kind to me in a way that made such an important lasting impression. See the Kickstarter video to see how wonderful she is. I can't say enough good things about Kate. I am itching to see this film.

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.

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