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Kate Kaminski

Challenging the cinematic status quo one film at a time

Job Cineanarchist / Gitgo Productions / Fem.Cine.Anarchy

Lives In Willard Beach

Filmmaker in Maine since the 90s. As half of the creative team Gitgo Productions, writer-producer-director-editor of four DIY features and dozens of short narrative and documentary films that have screened at film events around the world.

Leader of Acting On Camera workshops for actors and directors.

Founder and organizer of Fem.Cine.Anarchy, a popup film event since 2015, now in its 5th year. Founder of the Bluestocking Film Series, Maine's women in film event 2011-2018.

Sculptress of minds at Maine College of Art and University of Southern Maine.

Why did you choose Portland? I moved here from Austin, Texas literally on a whim way back in the 80s. 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? Get outside and explore.

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 in Evergreen Cemetery with my partner Betsy and my dogs Truman Capote and Harper Lee.

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

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