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CineKink Film Festival Hits Chicago for a One-Night Stand / Saturday, October 1
New York, NY; September 14, 2016 – A special evening of films that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality will screen on Saturday, October 1, 2016 as CineKink, “the kinky film festival,” returns to Chicago for a hot, one-night stand. CineKink: Chicago will begin at 7pm with a screening of the shorts program, “Best of CineKink/2016,” followed by the feature “Schnick Schnack Schnuck” at 9pm. Both screenings will take place at the Leather Archives and Museum (6418 N. Greenview Ave.).
At 7 PM, “Best of CineKink/2016″ is a collection of sexy shorts deemed the best during CineKink’s most recent festival run. This year’s assortment, with works ranging from documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, mildly spicy to quite explicit, includes ‘Pepper’ (Patrick Aubert), ‘Dad in Mum’ (Fabrice Bracq), ‘Everybody Does It’ (Megan Brotherton), ‘Feminist Porn Filmmakers’ (Lora Hristova), ‘Wild Lovers’ (Isabel Dresler), ‘I Am a Tourist I Would Like to See Him Naked’ (Margie Schnibbe), ‘Locked’ (René de Sans and Mamana), ‘RITES’ (BunnyZ) and ‘An Appointment With My Master’ (Erika Lust).
And at 9 PM, the festival’s 2016 audience choice award winner, “Schnick Schnack Schnuck,” is a playful take on sex and jealousy, love and relationships, monogamy and polyamory. A refreshingly up-to-date and sun-dappled homage to 1970s porn, this charming farce follows the erotic misadventures of a young couple, Felix and Emmi, when they set out to spend a weekend apart. (Directed by Maike Brochhaus, 2015, Germany, 84 minutes.)
Admission is $10 door/$8 advance per screening, $15 advance for both; 18 and over only.
The CineKink 2016 festival tour is sponsored by Pure, Bowery Bliss, Crystal Delights, KinkyMedical.net, the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, Leather Archives and Museum and njoy.
For more information and advance tickets, visit http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/tour/tour-2016/chicago/
Now in its 13th 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, spicy to explicit – and everything in between! For more information, visit http://cinekink.com.
Keywords: CineKink, Lisa Vandever, kink film festival, fetish film festival, erotic film festival, Chicago, Leather Archives and Museum
CINEKINK: CHICAGO – 2016
individual program descriptions
** Saturday, October 1 – 7:00 PM
BEST OF CINEKINK/2016
A collection of sexy shorts deemed the best during CineKink’s most recent festival run. This year’s assortment, with works ranging from documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, mildly spicy to quite explicit, includes:
Best Dramatic Short:
It’s a painful awakening after an evening of fantasies explored. (Directed by Patrick Aubert, 2015, Canada, 7 minutes. Stars Chantal Bellavance, Frédérique Proulx and Eloïse Tanguay Simard.)
Best Comedy Short:
“Dad in Mum”
The middle of the night. Moans are heard behind the parents’ door. Two young sisters are asking questions… (Directed by Fabrice Bracq, 2015, France, 6 minutes.)
Honorable Best Mention:
“Everybody Does It”
A young woman takes her sexuality into her own hands–literally.
(Directed by Megan Brotherton, 2015, USA, 11 minutes.)
Best Documentary Short:
“Feminist Porn Filmmakers”
Explores the definitions of feminist porn, issues around genderqueer visibility, sex education, internet piracy and censorship. (Directed by Lora Hristova, 2015, United Kingdom, 28 minutes. Shot on location at the Berlin Pornfilm Festival, interviews include CineKink alumni filmmakers Jiz Lee, Shine Louise Houston, Petra Joy, Ms Naughty, Pandora Blake, Maria Bala, Lucie Blush and Alyx Fox, along with Audrey Fox and Yvette Luhrs.)
Honorable Best Mention
A beautiful day in the country with some sunshine and some rope.
(Directed by Isabel Dresler, 2015, USA, 5 minutes. Stars Jiz Lee and Valentine.)
Honorable Best Mention
“I am a Tourist I Would Like to See Him Naked”
A first German lesson to learn your way around Berlin.
(Directed by Margie Schnibbe (AKA Vena Virago), 2015, USA, 4 minutes. Stars Luc Notsnad.)
Best Experimental Short:
One man spends his days in a chastity cage, locked away yet teased, loved and tormented, waiting for his release. Will it ever come? (Directed by René de Sans and Mamana, 2015, Germany, 4 minutes.)
Best Musical Short:
A young man is lured to NYC’s Black Party, where he lusts after the object of his obsession and experiments with the rituals of an underground society.
(Directed by Bunnyz, 2015, USA, 11 minutes. Miles G Jackson, Hans Berlin, Walter Dundervill, Paul Martin, Maddelyn Hadde, Baroness, Darrel Thorne, Desert Sin, Defacto, Lady Circus, Company XIV, Glenar McQueen and a cast of thousands.)
Best Narrative Short:
“An Appointment With My Master”
The fantasy: “I would love to find the Master of my dreams. I would set an appointment with him, I don’t know, once a month. Just like you do with a psychologist or a dentist or a hairdresser.” (Directed by Erika Lust, 2015, Spain, 15 minutes. Stars Amarna Millar and Mickey Mod.)
Total program running time is 91 minutes.
** Saturday, October 1 – 9:00 PM
SCHNICK SCHNACK SCHNUCK
Winner – CineKink Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature/2016
A playful take on sex and jealousy, love and relationships, monogamy and polyamory, this charming farce is a refreshingly up-to-date and sun-dappled homage to 1970s porn. A long-term couple faces a weekend apart: Felix is set to hit a music festival with his buddy, Kai, and Emmi plans to stay home and grade papers. But the guys end up way off course and in the midst of tempting new company, while Emmi’s old friend, Magda, turns up with some intriguing revelations and a sex party in the works. Things naturally get a little out of hand – and everybody is naked in the end! (Directed by Maike Brochhaus, 2015, Germany, 84 minutes; Portland premiere.)