Kings, Queens & In-Betweens


Kings, Queens & In-Betweens

Kings, Queens & In-Betweens

KQIB is Gabrielle Burton’s documentary feature debut. Burton won the Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Excellence Award as a filmmaker. A year ago, Burton was asked to give a TEDx Talk on gender expression and identity. Her narrative feature and short film credits include: Manna from Heaven (MGM/Sony), Temps (Netflix), Just Friends (AMC/We), The Happiest Day of his Life (MTV/Logo), Letting Go of God (Showtime), as well as nationally released commercials and PSAs. She recently produced microdoc “ALS: Toward Finding a Cure,” and directed episodes of OLD GUY, now in post, and she’s producing Half the History, a series of short videos in partnership with Tufts University. After Harvard/Radcliffe and an Isobel Briggs scholarship to Berklee, she won a Rotary Scholarship to study film in France. Burton worked on Law & Order in their director training program and with Victoria’s Secret as creative partner. Burton is also an accomplished writer. Burton is passionate about art and social change, and she’s heavily involved in political grassroots activism in Ohio, and helmed the CAST commercial campaign to stop human trafficking and slavery with Julia Ormond.

Ursula Burton is a producer and actor whose award-winning comedy, The Happiest Day of his Life which won a Viewer’s Choice Award on MTV’s LOGO Channel and qualified for the Academy Awards. A Yale alum working in London and Los Angeles, Ursula has had recurring roles on Rake, Silicon Valley, The Office, The War at Home, Grey’s Anatomy, and the BBC hit My Family. Other credits include Rake, Two Broke Girls, Up All Night, Criminal Minds, Happy Endings, The Middle, Ghost Whisperer, The Young & The Restless, The Ellen Show, The Practice, Strong Medicine, Shake It Up!, What About Brian?, The West Wing, Sgt. Bilko, Chairman Of The Board, Mafia!, The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Doctor Who, Dark Shadows, and Stargate.

KINGS, QUEENS, & IN-BETWEENS is a documentary about gender. Through the compelling personal stories of eight drag performers and their troupes, KQIB makes a complex subject approachable for mainstream audiences — inviting viewers into a conversation about the distinct and important differences between gender, sex, and sexuality, which has not been represented in film before. A traditional ethnographic doc, KQIB presents the spectrum of male, female, and trans experience in their own voices, and in the process, brings light to the topic of gender and identity itself. With an upbeat and inclusive tone, KQIB gives rare insight into an underground scene, answers questions and misconceptions about gender and gender performance, highlights the diversity of human possibilities, and captures how a midwestern city full of terrific performers tackles complexities of gender expression, personal identity, and human rights–all with humor, great music, big hair, and duct tape.

Schedule:
April 20, 2016: Williams Gymnasium, Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, GA
April 21, 2016: Harrington-Peachtree Academic Center (First Floor Amphitheater), Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC
April 24, 2016: Colleen O. Williams Theater, Winder Cultural Arts Center, Winder, GA
April 25, 2016: DP Culp University Center, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
April 26, 2016: University Center Theater, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
April 28, 2016: Jule Collins Smith Museum, Auburn University, Auburn, AL