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CineKink Brings Kinky Film Festival to Los Angeles
October 8-10, 2010

New York, NY; September 23, 2010 – CineKink — “the kinky film festival” — brings its annual, national tour to Los Angeles, October 8-10, 2010. With screenings at the Downtown Independent and the Echo Park Film Center, CINEKINK: LOS ANGELES 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 kick off on Friday, October 8th at 8 pm, at the Echo Park Film Center (1200 N. Alvarado St., Los Angeles). Kicking things off, in a screening that also includes a collection of past festival offerings culled from CineKink’s talented roster of Los Angeles-based alumni filmmakers, a “boylesque” sensation takes the world of neo-burlesque by storm in WAXIE MOON, a thought-provoking and hilarious documentary look at one artist’s unlikely journey.

SATURDAY
On Saturday the action moves to the Downtown Independent (251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles) for a full day of screenings and celebration. Beginning at 2:00 PM a special industry showcase, BRING IT!, features a dazzling array of talent from today’s adult cinema, each representing a wide range of genres and visual styles, all stepping up with a hot sampling of their recent creative endeavors. At 4:00 PM, the film shorts program YES, MISTRESS asks (and sometimes answers!) the question: “How may I be of service?” At 6:00 PM, in the award-winning drama S&M JUDGE, a respected judge finds his job, reputation and family life in jeopardy after he and his wife begin to explore sadomasochism. At 8:00 PM, BEST OF CINEKINK features select, award-winning shorts deemed the year’s best during the festival’s latest annual run at CineKink NYC. And at 9:30 PM, it’s up to the rooftop for CINEKINK UNDER THE STARS, a festive celebration in the Downtown Independent’s beautiful roof garden, which will feature mixing and mingling, live performances and a kinky raffle!

SUNDAY
On Sunday, the closing screenings for CINEKINK: LOS ANGELES take place back at Echo Park Film Center. At 7:30 PM, MY SEXUALITY: A SENSORY EXPERIENCE shines light on five ordinary women from different backgrounds, sexual preferences and past experiences as they experiment with activities intended to boost both sense of self and sexuality. And at 9:00 PM, MODERN LOVE IS AUTOMATIC rounds out the weekend with the darkly comic tale of an apathetic nurse who moonlights as a dominatrix, her aspiring model roommate, and the sad, strange world in which they live.

TICKETS AND PASSES:
Ticket prices for each regular screening are $10/$8 advance; Admission to the Rooftop Celebration is $10 or via a ticket stub to any CineKink: Los Angeles screening.

A great value, for a weekend of non-stop kinky entertainment, is a CineKink: Los Angeles All-Access Pass, which includes admission to all screenings and the rooftop celebration for $40 ($30 for seniors and students, $25 for CineKinksters).

SPONSORS
National tour sponsors of CineKink: 2010 include B-Side Entertainment, MakeLoveNotPorn, National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, njoy, Scarleteen and Tied Up Events. Local sponsors for CineKink: Los Angeles include the Downtown Independent, Echo Park Film Center, LA After Dark and Naked City LA.

VENUES:
CineKink: Los Angeles takes place at:

Downtown Independent (Saturday, 10/9)
251 S. Main Street
Los Angeles

(213) 617-1033

http://www.downtownindependent.com

Echo Park Film Center (Friday, 10/8 and Sunday, 10/10)
1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.)
Los Angeles

(213) 484–8846

http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/

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

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ABOUT CINEKINK
Now in its seventh 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.

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CINEKINK: LOS ANGELES // schedule + individual program synopses

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 (@ Echo Park Film Center)
8:00 PM Waxie Moon
w/Random, Selected Favorites

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 (@ Downtown Independent)
2:00 PM Bring It!
4:00 PM Yes, Mistress
6:00 PM S&M Judge
8:00 PM Best of CineKink/2010
9:30 PM CineKink Under the Stars: Rooftop Celebration

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 (@ Echo Park Film Center)
7:30 PM My Sexuality: A Sensory Experience
9:00 PM Modern Love is Automatic

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010

Friday, October 8 – 8:00 pm
Echo Park Film Center

CineKink Audience Choice – Honorable Mention
WAXIE MOON
Directed by Wes Hurley, 2009, USA, 70 minutes.
What happens when a classically-trained dancer/actor decides to pursue the low-brow art of stripping? “Boylesque” sensation Waxie Moon takes the world of neo-burlesque by storm in this hilarious and thought-provoking portrait of one artist’s unlikely journey.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2010

Saturday, September 9 – 2:00 pm
Downtown Independent

BRING IT! (Industry Showcase/Clip Program)
A dazzling array of talent from today’s adult cinema, working in a wide range of genres and visual styles, steps up with a hot sampling of their recent creative endeavors. Program includes excerpts from:

BEHIND THE RED DOOR
Directed by Carlos Batts, 2009, USA, excerpt/29 minutes
Discover the dolls in residence behind the red door as muse superstar April Flores is a big, beautiful, porcelain plaything who likes to dress up and get down. Each room she explores inspires an erotic encounter.

FRISK ME
Directed by Madison Young, 2009, USA, excerpt/20 minutes
Step into a fantasy world where hand-cuffs and interrogation are simply foreplay, where night-sticks become sex toys, where Orwellian policing becomes protocol and a window for voyeuristic desires to be satiated.

SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN: COMING OUT
Directed by Courtney Trouble, 2009, USA, excerpt/11 minutes
Seven diverse, fresh-faced performers are in for a kinky slumber-party of fun and games… only tonight there are no rules, no limits and no bedtime!

Bring It! Award/2010
TRISTAN TAORMINO’S ROUGH SEX
Directed by Tristan Taormino, 2009, USA, excerpt/25 minutes
With scenes that are part documentary and part role-playing vignette, challenges the conventional wisdom about the fantasy lives of women, as participants give their definitions of rough sex, why they love it, how they establish trust with their partners, and what they need to feel safe to play on the edge.

Saturday, October 9 – 4:00 pm
Downtown Independent

YES, MISTRESS (Shorts Program)
The film shorts program that asks (and sometimes answers!) the question: “How may I be of service?” Program includes:

THE PAWN LAYMAN
Directed F.P. Lenze, 2007, Germany, 5 minutes.
Desperate for some quick cash, a young man tries to sell some of his most intimate possessions in a pawn shop.

ANTI-SAMARITAN HOTLINE
Directed by A. Tad Chamberlain, 2009, USA, 23 minutes.
A comedy about death, despair, suicide and sadomasochism.

TRAMPLING MX-BEAR,
Directed by Gabriela Granados, 2009, Mexico, 5 minutes
Mexican Mistress Lady G brings her bear the redemption he begs for in a beautiful dance of trampling and adoration.

GIRLS ROCK
Directed by Steven S., 2008, USA, 4 minutes.
Two women vie for dominance on a New York City rooftop.

TAXI, EPISODE ONE: DOMME
Directed by Marie Angel, 2009, USA, 7 minutes.
A wealthy New Yorker hires a sophisticated domme to tease and torment her in the back of a taxi.

SERVICE
Directed by Julie Simone, 2009, USA, 2 minutes.
The Domme/sub dynamic expressed through language.

HOUSEKEEPER
Directed by Ben Lumpkin, 2009, USA, 12 minutes.
A corporate couple’s marriage is saved when a dominatrix takes them hostage.

LIBIDOLAND
Directed by Julie Keck and Jessica King 2009, USA, 15 minutes.
A couple discovers the consequences of allowing fantasies to override common sense.

(TRT 77 minutes.)

Saturday, October 9 – 6:00 pm
Downtown Independent

CineKink Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Narrative
S&M JUDGE
Directed by Erik Lamens, 2009, Belgium, 84 minutes.
Desperate to save his marriage, a respected judge reluctantly gives in to fulfilling the masochistic desires his wife has been hiding from him for decades. Initially shocked at her revelation, his love helps him overcome his inhibitions, and they begin to enjoy a secret life in the city’s underground S/M scene. But when the two are caught up in a police sting, his arrest and trial cause a national scandal. While their activities have been purely consensual, the court views his participation as criminal, putting his job, reputation and family life in jeopardy. (Based on a true Belgian incident.)

Saturday, October 9 – 8:00 pm
Downtown Independent

BEST OF CINEKINK / 2010 (Shorts Program)
A special screening of shorts deemed the year’s best from CineKink, “the kinky film festival.” The jury-selected awards were determined during the latest run of CineKink NYC, which took place February 16-21, 2010. Program includes:

Honorable Best Mention
THE SHEEP AND THE RANCH HAND
Directed by Loretta Hintz, 2009, USA, 12 minutes
In this funny, sexy romp, a woman dreams she’s been transformed into a sheep.

Best Music Video
THE PINKY SONG
Directed by Rick Ferguson, 2009, USA, 3 minutes
A musical tribute to new love… and to the tricky revelation that you “like it kind of kinky.”

Best Documentary Short
BALLOONS
Directed by Charles Nuckolls, 2009, USA, 15 minutes
Bal – loon [buh-loon] –noun: A bag made of thin rubber or other light material inflated with air and used as a children’s plaything…or so you thought!

Best Experimental Short
HANDCUFFS
Directed by Erika Lust, 2009, Spain, 7 minutes
Intrigued by a mysterious couple that has entered the bar, a women is caught up in an unexpected scenario.

Honorable Best Mention
COVERAGE
Directed by Jef Taylor, 2008, USA, 29 minutes
The events and subsequent media coverage of September 11th, 2001 create a sexual obsession that threatens to destroy a relationship.

Honorable Best Mention
HUNGRY FOR LOVE
Directed by Ruckus Skye, 2009, USA, 17 minutes
Through her encounters with the strange staff and patients of Hypno-fix, Inc, a 72-year-old widow unearths a startling secret from her past that might change more than just her snacking habits.

Best Narrative Short
WALKING THE DOG
Directed by Luigi Campi, 2009, USA, 11 minutes
April will do anything to please her boyfriend. And he knows it. But when he pressures her to go to a secret sex club, things get out of hand.

(TRT 95 minutes)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010

Sunday, October 10 – 7:30 pm
Echo Park Film Center

CineKink Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Documentary
MY SEXUALITY: A SENSORY EXPERIENCE
Directed by Felicia Giouzelis, 2009, USA, 64 minutes.
This documentary shines light on five ordinary women from different backgrounds, sexual preferences and past experiences as they experiment with five deliciously different self-esteem boosting activities.

Sunday, October 10 – 9:00 pm
Echo Park Film Center

CineKink Festival Award for Creative Vision
MODERN LOVE IS AUTOMATIC
Directed by Zach Clark, 2009, USA, 93 minutes.
The darkly comic story of an apathetic nurse who moonlights as a dominatrix, her aspiring-model roommate, and the sad, strange world in which they live. Will Lorraine’s secret life as a dominatrix be revealed? Will Adrian sell enough mattresses to be featured in the big coupon spread? In pursuing their hidden desires and misguided dreams, both girls find their paths crossing in ways they never expected.