Performance artist and writer Kate Bornstein explodes binaries while deconstructing gender—and her own identity. Trans-dyke. Reluctant polyamorist. Sadomasochist. Recovering Scientologist. Pioneering gender outlaw. Sam Feder’s playful and meditative portrait on Bornstein, captures rollicking public performances and painful personal revelations as it bears witness to Kate as a trailblazing artist-theorist-activist who inhabits a space between male and female with wit, style and astonishing candor.
Sam Feder’s (www.samfeder.com) directorial debut, the award winning feature , BOY I AM, is cited as one of the 10-Must See Gender Documentaries. Sam’s work can be seen internationally at film festivals, universities and colleges, museums, and libraries. They have received national grants, fellowships and residencies from: The Jerome Foundation Grant, the RFA Excellence in Filmmaking Grant, Frameline Completion Fund, Crossroads Foundation, Funding Exchange, Astraea Foundation for Social Justice, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Sam was granted a 2013 Yaddo Artist Residency, and a 2013 MacDowell Colony Fellow Residency.