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Documentaries After Dark | Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger
Tue. 9 May 2017, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm AEST
Transgender-dyke. Reluctant-Polyamorist. Sadomasochist. Recovering-Scientologist. Pioneering Gender Outlaw.
Meet Auntie Kate.
Trailblazing performance artist-theorist-activist, Kate Bornstein, takes us on a mind-bending quest through her world dismantling gender and seeking answers to the age-old question: What makes life worth living?
Kate Bornstein is… captures rollicking public performances and painful personal revelations bearing witness to the pioneering gender outlaw who inhabits a space between male and female with wit, style, and astonishing candor.
Frequenting 1990’s day-time talk shows, Kate’s book Gender Outlaw secured her place in history. While paving the way for generations of gender non-conforming people, she alienated others resulting in live protests and open letters going viral on the Internet.
Increasingly, films narrate the personal lives and transitions of transgender people. Moving the genre forward, Kate Bornstein is… focuses on Kate’s brilliant work and multiplicity of complicated identities.
As she receives a grim cancer diagnosis, Kate confronts her own mortality and purpose in life, giving her own motto renewed urgency: “Do whatever it takes to make your life worth living. Just don’t be mean.”
By turns meditative and playful, the film invites us on a thought-provoking journey through Kate’s world seeking answers to some of our biggest questions.
About Documentaries After Dark
Documentaries After Dark is Melbourne’s home of sex, sexuality and gender documentary films. We focus on quality, diversity, creativity and sometimes obscurity, bringing you the films you aren’t likely to see elsewhere from local and international filmmakers
Snack on some popcorn and pizza, enjoy a cocktail or fancy soft drink and join us as we dig deep on everything sex, sexuality and gender. Tickets are available online (recommended) or at the door if not sold out prior. To make it even cuter, each month we’ll have a door prize and a raffle, with great prizes from Nikki Darling and other local businesses.
Screening both new and old documentaries for our community of sex geeks and film nerds, we love folk who like to learn and discover via the big screen. So bring your lover or your mother on the second Tuesday of the month to Documentaries After Dark!
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes, Loop Porject Space & Bar is a licenced venue and our events are 18+
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The venue is easily accessible via public transport - Parliament Station is the closest train station and Stop 9 for the 86 & 96 trams is the closest tram stop. There is limited street parking around the venue, and a flat rate paid parking facility next to the venue.
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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Absolutely not! We prefer the paperless method and encourage you to have your ticket PDF/email ready for scanning at the door.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes, but we ask that you notify us via email of the name change.