CineKink Brings Kinky Film Festival to Chicago / November 18-19, 2011

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CineKink Brings Kinky Film Festival to Chicago
November 18-19, 2011

CineKink — “the kinky film festival” — brings its annual, national tour back to Chicago for a hot, two-night stand, November 18-19, 2011.

With screenings at the Leather Archives & Museum, CINEKINK: CHICAGO will offer a specially-curated program of films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide and exciting world of sexual diversity, with works ranging from documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, mildly spicy to quite explicit – and everything in between.

FRIDAY
The festivities commence on Friday, November 18th at 8 pm with BEST OF CINEKINK/2011, featuring select, award-winning shorts deemed the year’s best of the festival, with an opening reception for CineKink: Chicago to immediately follow the screening.
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SATURDAY
On Saturday at 2 pm, it’s KINK CRUSADERS, the festival’s Audience Choice for Best Documentary award-winner, an engaging look at the International Mr. Leather contest, an annual event that draws thousands of men from around the world to compete for a title and a sash.

At 4:00 PM, the shorts program ADVENTURES IN THE SKIN TRADE looks at various nuances when sex, work and money intersect.

At 6:00 PM, PRIDE & PREDILECTIONS is a fun and festive assortment of shorts about sexual orientation, identity and one’s place in the world.

And at 8:00 PM, INDIETRO, winner of the CineKink Audience Choice Award Winner for Best Narrative Feature, unravels the late-night visit of Honey and Nick–two suburban “vanillas”–to the mysterious and sprawling home of George and Martha, the king and queen of kink.

For advance tickets and more information on CINEKINK: CHICAGO, please visit http://www.cinekink.com.

TICKETS AND PASSES:
Ticket prices for each regular screening are $10 door/$7 advance.

A great value for a weekend of non-stop kinky entertainment, a CineKink: Chicago All-Access Pass includes admission to all screenings and the opening reception for $25 ($20 for seniors and students, $15 for LA&M members and CineKinksters/FWB).

VENUE:
Leather Archives and Museum

6418 N. Greenview Avenue

Chicago, IL 60626
773.761.9200

SPONSORS
National tour sponsors of CineKink: 2011 include KinkyMedical.net., National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, njoy, and Tied Up Events

INFORMATION
For advance tickets and more information, please visit http://www.cinekink.com.

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Photos and event credentials are available on request; for more information go to http://cinekink.com/news-and-press/press-materials/ or email press2011 * at * cinekink.com

FOR EVENT LISTINGS:

http://cinekink.com/news-and-press/press-materials/listings/cinekink-chicago-2011-event-listings/

FOR A LINK TO THIS PRESS RELEASE + FULL PROGRAM SYNOPSES:

http://cinekink.com/news-and-press/press-materials/press-releases/cinekink-brings-kinky-film-festival-to-chicago-november-2011/

CONTACT: Lisa Vandever
PHONE: 917.609.5928 (media contacts only, please, not for publication)
EMAIL: press2011 * at * cinekink.com
WEBSITE: http://www.cinekink.com
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/cinekink

ABOUT CINEKINK
Now in its eighth season, CineKink is an annual film festival and national screening tour that celebrates and explores the wide diversity of sexuality. Presented by CineKink, an organization dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of sex-positive and kink-friendly depictions in film and television, works showcased by the festival range from documentary to drama, mildly spicy to quite explicit – and everything in between!

For more information, visit http://www.cinekink.com.

CINEKINK: CHICAGO
schedule + individual program synopses

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18
8:00 PM Best of CineKink/2011

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19
2:00 PM Kink Crusaders
4:00 PM Adventures in the Skin Trade
6:00 PM Pride & Predilections
8:00 PM Indietro

FRIDAY ******************

Friday, November 18 – 8:00 PM

“Best of CineKink/2011”
A selection of award-winning shorts deemed the year’s best during the festival’s latest annual run at CineKink NYC.

Honorable Best Mention
LOVE HOTEL
Erika Lust, 2010, Spain, 4 minutes.
In this sequel to last year’s CineKink award-winning short, “Handcuffs,” a couple arrives at a love hotel… and many fantasy scenarios ensue.

Best Experimental Short
BUTTERFLY CAUGHT
Joshua Bewig, 2010, USA, 7 minutes.
A shy and studious girl wanders into a bookstore and is transported to another world by the images she discovers in a book on Japanese bondage.

Honorable Best Mention
TURNING JAPANESE
Paul Bickel, 2009, USA, 20 minutes.
A couple struggling with their finances stumbles upon an unknowing sleepwalker and they exploit her nightly episodes by selling tickets.

Best Documentary Short
LOVE, HUGS AND KISSES, SISSY STEPHANIE
Mrs. G, 2010, USA, 12 minutes.
A profile of New York scene icon, Sissy Stephanie, and a look at the heart, humor and aspirations that lie beneath her crisp layers of crinoline.

Best Comedy Short
PISS
Vincent Peone & Bette Bentley, 2010, USA, 7 minutes.
Why can’t you just pee on me?

Best Dramatic Short
CACTUS
Anna Treiman, 2009, Denmark, 30 minutes.
Harboring a secret sexual fantasy of being raped, Helene hires a gigolo to fulfill her imaginings. But the “rape” does not go according to the agreed scenario and, faced with unforeseen complications to her plan, Helene must confront the true workings of her desire.

Total program running time is 80 minutes.

PROGRAM LINK:

http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/tour-2011/best-of-cinekink2011/

Saturday, November 19 – 2:00 PM
CineKink Audience Choice Award – Best Documentary Feature
KINK CRUSADERS
Michael Skiff, 2010, USA, 74 minutes.
A loving profile of the International Mr. Leather contest, an annual event that got its start in the back of a Chicago bar over thirty years ago… and which now draws thousands of men from around the world to compete for a title and a sash. In tracing the history of the contest, the documentary also reveals the many ways that the Leather community, once a small, insular niche, has expanded into the mainstream. And it delves into the aspirations of its contestants, past and present, as they transform their lives through a competition that celebrates not only the art and beauty of masculinity, but also upholds the importance of service and community.

Features interviews with IML’s founder, Chuck Renslow, along with past title-holders Guy Baldwin, Mikel Gerle, David Kloss, Tony Mills, John Pendal and Jeff Tucker.

preceded by
BEHIND THE “SCENE”
Bo Blaze, 2010, USA, 24 minutes/excerpt.
In a first-time flogging, Lolita Wolf and Lady D. demonstrate the heat, power, humor and tenderness that can co-exist within a single BDSM scene.

PROGRAM LINK:

http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/tour-2011/kink-crusaders/

SATURDAY

Saturday, November 19 – 6:00 PM

ADVENTURES IN THE SKIN TRADE (Shorts Program)
It’s all in a day’s work in this program of shorts, looking at the various results when sex and money intersect.

SEX WORKERS: YOUR VOICE COUNTS
Julianne Carroll, 2010, USA, 13 minutes.
The stories of four San Francisco women who are redefining and reclaiming sex work through dignity, awareness and education.

THE COWBOY
Margie Schnibbe (aka Vena Virago), 2010, USA, 7 minutes.
The director reminisces about a regular client from her past profession, working as a dominatrix in an S/M House.

SUNDAY
Jennie Allen, 2011, USA, 14 minutes.
When a suburban escort is frustrated by a client who just wants to listen to her talk, she allows herself to remember – and has an experience she won’t forget.

HOOKA FACE AND THE VIRGIN BOY
Robert Putka, 2010, USA, 9 minutes.
A humorous/horrific look at what happens when you put together a sex-starved 18-year-old virgin, a comely hooker and a swanky hotel room.

MAN WITH A BOLEX MOVIE CAMERA
Colin Foster & Jason Fraley, 2010, USA, 10 minutes.
Inspired by the discovery of an old, spring-wound Bolex movie camera in a pawnshop, a young and film-obsessed couple decides to make a sex tape together.

52 TAKES OF THE SAME THING. THEN BOOBS
T. Arthur Cottam, 2010, USA, 4 minutes.
Please see title for description.

THE CULTURAL WAR IS A DIVERSION FROM ECONOMIC POLICY INSURING PLUTOCRACY
Charles Lum, 2010, USA, 4 minutes.
A march on Manhattan’s Museum Mile to protest the Smithsonian’s censorship of David Wojnarowicz’ “Fire in the Belly.”

BUCKING THE SYSTEM
Buck Angel, 2010, USA, 30 minutes.
Renowned as the “man with a pussy,” Buck Angel pioneered the genre of FTM transsexual porn. Banking on that notoriety and media attention, he has since strived to spread a message of empowerment through self-acceptance and being sexually comfortable in one’s own skin.

Total program running time is 91 minutes.

PROGRAM LINK:

http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/tour-2011/adventures-in-the-skin-trade/

Saturday, November 19 – 6:00 PM

PRIDE AND PREDILECTIONS (Shorts Program)
A fun and festive assortment of shorts about sexual orientation, identity and one’s place in the world.

CHAINED!
Betsy Kalin, 2010, USA, 14 minutes.
From Victorian pocket watches to Zoot Suit style to motorcycle necessity, what does a wallet chain say about one’s identity?

BABY CAKE
Pearl Tan, 2010, Australia/USA, 6 minutes.
A gay couple and a lesbian couple try to conceive a baby… the old-fashioned way.

WIGGLE ROOM
Jessica King and Julie Keck, 2010, USA, 10 minutes.
In the midst of a sexual slump, Mattie looks for inspiration in a very private place.

MS. THING
Karen X. Tulchinsky, 2010, Canada, 8 minutes.
Looking for love in all the wrong places, a young urban lesbian finds total fulfillment in an unusual package.

GAYKEITH,
Leslie Hope, 2010, USA, 10 minutes.
On a particularly lonely Christmas Eve, Scott decides the answer to all his problems may lie in North Hollywood…his name is Keith and he’s willing to wear pantyhose if Scott comes over.

FREAK
Eric Casaccio, 2010, USA, 19 minutes.
A hard working yet fragile soul faces his inner demons, buried behind a drag queen persona and pursuing the dream of a lifetime.

SHAKE IT
Toby Fell-Holden, 2010, USA, 6 minutes.
Coming back to her date’s apartment, a woman has a big surprise ahead.

Total program running time is 73 minutes.

PROGRAM LINK:

http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/tour-2011/pride-predilections/

Saturday, November 19 – 8:00 PM

CineKink Audience Choice Award – Best Narrative Feature
INDIETRO
Vivian Darkbloom, 2010, USA, 63 minutes.
On a chilly winter evening, Honey and Nick, a representative Mr. and Mrs. Suburbia, pay a visit to the mysterious and sprawling home of George and Martha, the king and queen of kink, and their “maid,” Camille. As the night slowly unravels from the wee small hours of morning back to its beginning, we discover the truth about each of the characters, their motivations, and their darkest longings. (Stars William Van Nolund, Aurora Snow, Madison Young, Lilla Katt, Ned Henry and Vivian Darkbloom.)

preceded by

SKIN’S FIRST SUSPENSION
Julie Simone, 2010, USA, 3 minutes.
A serene vision, suspended.

BLACK ROSE TANGO
Richard Kimmel, 2010, USA, 13 minutes.
Rose Wood, the Sally Bowles of New York’s underground cabaret scene, tangos with a handsome soldier until he pulls the rug out from under her…and she pulls the wig off her head.

PROGRAM LINK:

http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/tour-2011/indietro/

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