[Image is of a scene from the film ‘We Are The Best’. There is snow on the ground and there are three people running across the camera. The person in the middle is yelling with their right hand in the air.]
WHAT: Come out for a film screening, music showcase, and open jam at the Screening Room for women and people who live through, across and/or against genders!
This event is the second of four Borg Nights usually occurring on the last Wednesday of every month for the rest of the summer. They will each have featured performances by women and/or people who live through, across and/or against genders, followed by an open jam session that all attendees are encouraged to participate in.
On Thursday, June 26, The BORG COLLECTIVE PRESENTS:
WHO: Swedish auteur Lucas Moodysson’s adaptation of his wife Coco’s graphic novel about three young misfits growing up in early ’80s Stockholm. Pixieish, mohawk-sporting Klara and her best friend Bobo are 13-year-old rebels looking for a cause. Despite having no instruments-or discernible musical talent-the two put all their energy into forming an all-girl punk band, recruiting their shy, classical guitar-playing schoolmate Hedvig as the third wheel. With tender affection for his young characters and the period in which his film is set, Moodysson paints an ebullient and sharply observant portrait of DIY spirit and growing up different.
Katie Beth (Kingston): Currently pursuing her Master of Education at Queen’s University, Katie Beth is an aspiring educator, musician and songwriter. Growing up on the prairies, in Winnipeg’s North End, she developed her passion for music and art, and service to others. Her Winnipeg Upbringing provided many musical and educational experiences and influences. Writing mostly on guitar, she also plays ukulele, she loves it when the audience can sing along. Self-described folkish-singer-songwriter-wannabe, her super-duper long song titles serve as mini art statements. She is a regular at the Memorial Centre Farmer’s Market on Sundays throughout the summer and you can check out some of her own musical listening tastes by tuning into CFRC 101.9 on Monday mornings for Indie Wake Up Call!
WHEN: FILM SCREENING at 7:00
PERFORMANCE at 9:00
JAM SESSION at 9:30
“We Are The Best”:
102 minutes long
Admission: $9 general / $8 seniors / $6 students
($3 from every ticket sold donated to the BORG COLLECTIVE)
WHERE: The Screening Room 120 Princess Street
All donations will go towards paying the artists, future showcases and whispers of future BORG projects. Attendees are encouraged to bring food donations for the Kingston Food Bank.
This event is for women and/or people who live through, across and/or against genders only. Participants are encouraged to bring their own instruments and gear, though some will be provided.
ABOUT THE BORG COLLECTIVE:
THE BORGS are invested in INTERVENING in local art and music scenes dominated by cis-men by creating opportunities and spaces for creative production by and collaboration between women and/or as people who live through, across and/or against genders.
THE BORG COLLECTIVE is an open collective of artists, musicians and curators who identify as women and/or as people who live through, across and/or against genders. If you’re interested in joining the collective, putting on events, working on projects with us, or hearing more about why we do what we do, please contact Anne Evelyn or Raissa Simone or join the BORG Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/708609355894291/