march, 2016

9mar7:00 pmAlberta Premiere Film Screening: “Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger”7:00 pm


(Wednesday) 7:00 pm


Council Chambers


Event Details

SAMRU is pleased to partner with Mount Royal University Faculty of Arts and Fairytales Presentation Society to bring author, playwright and performance artist, Kate Bornstein and documentary filmmaker, Sam Feder to Calgary from March 9–10, 2016. Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger is an intimate portrait of an artist that illuminates one of gender theory’s most influential minds. It explores Bornstein’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.

The acclaimed documentary film, winner of the 2014 James Aaronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, will be followed by a post-screening discussion with Bornstein and director Sam Feder, moderated by Fairy Tales Executive Director James Demers. Also featuring Calgary’s one and only LGBTQ+ vocal ensemble, One Voice Chorus.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Plaza Theatre (1133 Kensington Rd NW)
Tickets: Minimum $10 donation at the door. Donations will go to the Calgary Dyke & Trans* March.

Kate Bornstein and Sam Feder are 2016 winners of the Mount Royal University, Faculty of Arts, Arts Distinguished Speaker Series. The winner of the award is someone who would typically, through her/his scholarship, advocacy, or service, be considered as a champion for advancing the importance of the Arts and/or Social Sciences.

For more information on these events, please visit or contact Kimberly Williams, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Women’s & Gender Studies, Department of Humanities, at

To watch the trailer for the film visit: