Trans-dyke. Reluctant polyamorist. Sadomasochist. Recovering Scientologist. Pioneering gender outlaw. Performance artist and writer, Kate Bornstein, deconstructs gender – and her own identity. Sam Feder’s playful and meditative portrait, captures rollicking public performances and painful personal revelations as it bears witness to Bornstein as a trailblazing artist-theorist-activist who inhabits a space between male and female with wit, style and astonishing candor.
Date: Friday, February 6, 9:00PM
Location: Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall
Filmmaker Sam Feder and film subject, Kate Bornstein, will join the audience following the screening.
Based in Brooklyn, NY, 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 as one of the “10-Must See Gender Documentaries”, in Curve Magazine. Sam’s third feature film, Kate Bornstein Is a Queer & Pleasant Danger had its world premier in March 2014.