QDoc Film Festival

Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger

with special guest

Director Sam Feder

  • 6:45 p.m. |
  • $10 per person; $8 students & seniors with ID; Free youth 23 & under; $75 festival pass |
  • All ages welcome
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About QDoc Film Festival


QDoc is the only festival in the United States, and only the second in the world, devoted exclusively to Queer Documentaries. More than a screening series – it is a fun, inspiring, and community-building event. Filmmaker attendance is a big part of the mix, with guests joining us from around the world to discuss their work. The Clinton Street neighborhood, with its numerous cafes and restaurants, becomes a mini queer district during the long weekend, enhancing the social aspects of the festival.

Founded in 2007, the Festival has been presented each year in cooperation with the Portland Q Center, whose mission is to increase the visibility of, and foster connection within, metropolitan Portland LGBTQ community.



About Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger


With books like Gender Outlaw, My Gender Workbook and Hello Cruel World (101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks & Other Outlaws), Kate Bornstein occupies a place of honor as a beloved trans auntie to several generations of gender rebels (though her use of the word “tranny” is controversial to some).

In this nonlinear exploration, director Sam Feder offers an affectionate introduction to Bornstein's life and thought, with scenes drawn from her daily life, interviews with friends, and appearances as a performer and teacher. When faced with a serious health crisis, Bornstein's grace and grounded wisdom illuminate this encounter with mortality.

Watching this movie feels like sitting down for a cup of tea with this influential and immensely likable activist, who, unlike some queer elders, praises and blesses the young ones who follow along trails that she helped blaze.

— Stella Maris

Director: Sam Feder
70 minutes

Community Partners:
Bitch Media
Northwest Gender Alliance
Transgender Affinity Groups at Q Center




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