CineKink NYC, the kinky film festival, returns for its tenth anniversary appearance February 26th through March 3rd, bringing with it a specially-curated program of films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality.
Note: I’ve helped judge the shorts competition for several years, and am judging again this year.
The kink-filled festivities begin Tuesday, February 26th, at 8 PM, with a KICK-OFF GALA & FUNDRAISER to be held at Taj (48 W. 21st Street, NYC), a pansexual celebration that, in addition to music and sexy performances, offers several cinematic gems up on the screen.
The festival then moves to Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue, NYC), Wednesday, February 27 through Saturday, March 2, with several different film and video programs scheduled for each day.
An awards celebration and an AfterGlow play party complete the festivities on Sunday, March 3.
Among the headliners, first up on Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 PM, the festival’s CineKink Season Opener screening of REMEDY, based on writer/director Cheyenne Picardo’s personal experiences, follows a young woman into the dungeons of New York City and the world of professional domination and submission.
Then, at 9:30 PM, MOMMY IS COMING is a raunchy, romantic sex comedy set in the edgy and gender-bending underground of Berlin.
On Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 PM, a special sneak preview of BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL provides an intimate look at the rise, fall, and rise again of one of the world’s most recognized and controversial sex symbols.
Then, at 9:30 PM, a collection of short works, STRANGE LIVE ACTS, explores the relationship between pain and pleasure, performance and transcendence.
On Friday, March 1 at 6:30 PM, SEXING THE TRANSMAN explores the sexuality of transmen and the changes they experience as a result of their gender transitions from female to male.
At 8:30 PM, in HOOKING UP, a hot mix of hot shorts looks at the magic of getting together and (maybe) getting it on.
And at 10:30 PM, DAREDOLLS AND RUBBERSLUTS is a shiny collection of shiny works, all sharing a certain textile fixation.
Kicking off Saturday, March 2 at 1:00 PM, feminist pornographer Tristan Taormino takes the stage in THE FEMINIST PORN SHOW, introducing the concept of feminist porn and playing a selection of short clips she has curated from filmmakers around the world.
At 2:30 PM the discussion continues, as THE FEMINIST PORN PANEL explores what feminist porn is, how it relates to the mainstream adult industry, and some personal experiences creating, performing, or studying it.
At 4:30 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 7:15 PM, RELEASE is a taut and sexy collection of shorts that play with the dynamics found between build-up…and relief.
And at 9:30 PM, the festival’s Closing Night Tribute showcases a meticulously restored version of Radley Metzger’s THE OPENING OF MISTY BEETHOVEN, widely considered to be the greatest adult film of all time and the apex of porno chic.
CineKink NYC concludes the evening of Sunday, March 3 at 6:00 PM, with an AWARDS CELEBRATION, including presentation of the annual festival awards.,
And at 9:00 PM, the CineKink AFTERGLOW PARTY, is one last chance to mingle with like-minded festival-goers and enjoy a few additional screenings, this time in a relaxed play party setting.
The locations for both events will be announced at a later date.
For more information, visit http://cinekink.com.
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TICKETS AND PASSES
Tickets and passes may be purchased via http://cinekinknyc2013.
Ticket prices for all screenings/panels are $10/$9 advance; $7 for seniors and students (use code “senior” or “student” for advance purchase discount). All prices are inclusive of online ticketing fees.
Admission to the Kick-Off Gala & Fundraiser is a suggested donation of $15/$10 advance.
Admission to the Afterglow Party is $30/individual, $40/couple, $50/triad, advance purchase only.
The Awards Celebration on Sunday evening is free of charge.
A limited number of CineKink All-Access Passes, covering admission to all screening programs/panels, plus all parties, are available in advance for $85; $75 for members of any sexuality-focused organization; $60 for students/seniors; $45 for CineKinksters & Friends w/Benefits (CineKink supporters).
Want to help out during Cinekink? Go here: http://cinekink.com/supporters/volunteers/
ABOUT CINEKINK NYC
Billing itself as “the really alternative film festival,” CineKink NYC returns for its tenth anniversary appearance February 26-March 3, 2013, to be followed by a national showcase tour. Presented by CineKink, an organization dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of sex-positive and kink-friendly depictions in film and television, works featured at CineKink range from documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, mildly spicy to quite explicit –and everything in between.
More info: http://www.cinekink.com
Sponsors for CineKink NYC/2013 include Crystal Delights, KinkyMedical.net, and TakeDown Piracy, along with ainsley-t, DistribPix, Feminist Porn Awards, FetishMovies, Leather Archives & Museum, Les Jeux du Marquis, National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, Pleasure Salon, Reload, and The Eulenspiegel Society.
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