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Kate Kaminski

Challenging the cinematic status quo one film at a time

Job Film Festival Director and Indie Filmmaker / Bluestocking Film Series / Gitgo Productions

Lives In Willard Beach

Founder and Artistic Director of the Bluestocking Film Series, an exclusive annual showcase and touring program of films featuring complex female protagonists that pass the Bechdel Test.

Making films in Maine since 1990. With partner Betsy Carson, we are the creative team Gitgo Productions, and together have produced more than a score of films, including four features and numerous short narrative and documentary films.

Why did you choose Portland? I moved here from Austin, Texas literally on a whim. I've never regretted it.

Who are Portlanders you admire and why? Anybody who turns their useless lawn into a wildlife-friendly space and/or vegetable garden.

What do you like to do with out-of-towners? Drop them off downtown. (Kidding.)

Where's your "happy place" on the peninsula? The West End.

What's the most surprising thing about this city? In such a food-obsessed town, it always surprises me that there are so few dedicated vegetarian/vegan restaurants.

What's your favorite indulgence and where do you find it? Socks from The Sock Shack.

What's the most under-appreciated place or thing in town? Congress Street. It has it all.

Describe your perfect night—and the following morning—in Portland. Dinner out with friends and a walk along the East End greenbelt the next morning with my partner Betsy and my dog Truman.

Do you have a serendipity spot? Where do you always bump into good people? Coffee By Design (Diamond St.).

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