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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
CineKink Kinky Film Festival Hits Chicago for a Red-Hot Rendezvous /
November 22-23 
 
Films that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality will screen November 22-23, as CineKink, "the kinky film festival," returns to Chicago for a sizzling weekend rendezvous, taking place at Leather Archives & Museum (6418 N. Greenview Ave., Chicago).
 
On Friday, November 22 at 7:30 PM, the documentary The Artist & The Pervert, directed by Beatrice Behn and René Gebhardt, and winner of a CineKink 2019 Audience Choice Award, is an intimate look at the openly sadomasochistic relationship of Georg Friedrich Haas, a famous Austrian composer and child of Nazi parents, and his wife, Mollena Williams-Haas, a renowned American kink educator and descendant of African slaves. The program also includes the CineKink award- winning short film, Impact, directed by and starring Williams-Haas.
 
On Saturday, November 23 at 6:30 PM, Sweet Spot, a program of kinky shorts that poke and play with the dynamics of scratching just that particular itch! Selections in this screening include Ostara (Allen Dusk), Sweet, Sweet Kink: A Collection of BDSM Stories (Maggie M. Bailey), Spanko (Melanie Zoey Weinstein), Little (Kris Williams), Unbridled (Marcus Quillan and Simon Christopher), Two People, One Ring (Evan Richards), The Wheel of Fortune (Bambi K) and Frostbite (Luna Kuu, Laura Rämö and Martin Jäger).
 
And at 9 PM, Best of CineKink/2019 is a collection of sexy shorts deemed the best during CineKink's most recent festival run. This year's assortment, with works ranging from mildly spicy to quite explicit, includes a comic look at one woman’s struggle to enjoy some alone time, a colorful portrait of an infamous latex aficionado, along with a documentary about and the latest work from CineKink 2019 Spotlight Artist Jennifer Lyon Bell. The full line-up features Me Time (Iyabo Boyd), Lesson #1 and Lesson #8 (Alberto Ferreras), I Am Lucie Bee (Ms. Naughty), The Baroness (Isabel Faintych),  Remember Me (Luis Camacho), Birthday (Shine Louise Houston), What’s Your Policy on Orgasms? (Zoe D’Amaro), Adorn (Jennifer Lyon Bell) and The Alley (Inka Winter).
 
CineKink co-founder and director Lisa Vandever, a former Chicago resident, will be on hand to introduce the Saturday screenings.
 
Admission is $12 door/$9 advance per screening; $7 LA&M or CineKink members/door only. A limited number of weekend passes, good for all three screenings, are available for $25 advance. 18 and over only.
 
National tour sponsors for CineKink/2019 are Bowery Bliss and njoy, along with Film Festival Secrets, FoodPorn Hub and Lustery.
 
 For more information, visit http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/tour/tour-2019/chicago
 
Advance tickets and passes are available at https://www.goelevent.com/CineKink/e/Search
 
 
About CineKink:
Now in its 16th 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, Portland, Clinton Street Theater
 
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LINK TO THIS PRESS RELEASE WITH COMPLETE FILM DESCRIPTIONS:
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CONTACT: Lisa Vandever
PHONE: 917-609-5928 (press contacts only, please, not for publication)
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CINEKINK: CHICAGO - 2019
individual film descriptions
 
Friday, November 22 – 7:30 PM
 
CineKink Audience Choice!
THE ARTIST & THE PERVERT
An intimate look at Georg Friedrich Haas, a famous Austrian composer and child of Nazi parents, and his wife, Mollena Williams-Haas, a renowned American kink educator and descendant of African slaves. Together they live in a public, kinky relationship. She is his “slave” and muse, he is her “master” – a combination that pushes many people’s buttons and touches on matters of race, sexuality, politics and power relations.  (Directed by Beatrice Behn and René Gebhardt, 2018, Germany, 96 minutes.)
 
preceded by
 
Impact
The viewer becomes voyeur as this video, named “Best Experimental Short” at CineKink 2013, explores the emotional impact of witnessing a series of consensual and kinky interactions. (Directed by Mollena Williams-Haas, 2012, USA, 7 minutes.)
 
** Saturday, November 23 – 6:30 PM
 
SWEET SPOT (shorts program)
A kinky round-up of shorts that poke and play with the dynamics of scratching just that particular itch! Program includes:
 
Ostara
A woman explores her sexual fantasies through the traditional folkloric figure and symbol of Easter. You’ll never eat a carrot the same way again.
(Directed by Allen Dusk, 2018, USA, 3 minutes. Stars Ivy Aura.)
 
Spanko
A misfit second grade teacher finally explores her taboo fetish.
(Directed by Melanie Zoey Weinstein, 2018, USA, 12 minutes. Stars Melanie Zoey Weinstein, Robert Bella and Amelie Buchler.)
 
Little
Sophie identifies as a ‘little’ and likes to behave and dress like a child, entering a mental state where she sees the world with childlike wonder. Moving in with a ‘mummy’ and ‘little brother’ she meets online, she turns their secret, suburban bliss upside down.
(Directed by Kris Williams, 2018, United Kingdom, 19 minutes. Stars Maddy Bryce, Kate Kelly, Becca Grant and Alastair Cumming.)
 
Sweet Sweet Kink: A Collection of BDSM Stories
Takes a sweet, sweet peek into the kinky world of bondage, dominance, and sadomasochism through four different stories of intimate connection, consensual exploration, and deep self-reflection. (Directed by Maggie M. Bailey, 2018, USA, 17 minutes. Stars Anonymous, Miss Wednesday, Spankbillhard, Kira Wolf Arnault, Jack and Tiffany.)
 
Unbridled
Based on a show called “Black Beauty in Irons,” explores kink, fetish, and BDSM themes from a perspective based firmly within those communities and, specifically, through a fictional couple's experience with pony-play. (Directed by Marcus Quillan and Simon Christopher, 2018, United Kingdom, 10 minutes. Eryn Rose and Marcus Quillan.)
 
Two People, One Ring
A hotel room. Two engaged lovers live within their own rules of attraction.
Directed by Evan Richards, 2018, USA, 8 minutes. Stars Lizzie Hopley and Carl Prekopp.
 
The Wheel of Fortune
Five strangers are bound by metal and flesh. Only their release can set them free.
(Directed by Bambi K, 2018, USA, 8 minutes. Stars Nikki Darling, Freya Mars, Mimosa, Queue and Johnny X Starlight.)
 
Frostbite
Takes place in an imaginative space between heat and cold, as a winter afternoon in a sauna descends into a dream: an otherworldly power-play session.
(Directed by Luna Kuu, Laura Rämö and Martin Jäger, 2018, Finland, 17 minutes. Stars Emihurts and Vera M.)
 
 
** Saturday, November 23 – 9:00 PM
 
BEST OF CINEKINK/2019
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:
 
CineKink Best Comedy Short
Me Time
After a long work week, Deborah is exhausted and needs to relax. But she is conflicted as to how. (Directed by Iyabo Boyd, 2019, USA, 9 minutes. Stars Adenike Thomas.)
 
CineKink Honorable Best Mention
Lesson #1
Boy meets Girl…and after a passionate encounter they make the mistake of comparing profiles in their dating app. (Directed by Alberto Ferreras, 2018, USA, 7 minutes. Stars Shirley Rumierk and Francisco Solorzano.) 
 
CineKink Honorable Best Mention
I Am Lucie Bee
Sex worker, artist and geek Lucie Bee invites us into her bedroom, and shows off her cosplay outfits, her comics, her sex toys and her real self. (Directed by Ms. Naughty, 2018, Australia, 13 minutes.)
 
CineKink Honorable Best Mention
Birthday
A night out, an old friend, and a special treat. (Directed by Shine Louise Houston, 2018, USA, 7 minutes. Stars Nenna Feelmore and Barbary Rose.)
 
CineKink Best Documentary Short - tie
The Baroness
The Baroness, New York’s premier designer of elegant and provocative latex, navigates the ever-growing world of latex fashion. (Directed by Isabel Faintych, 2018, USA, 6 minutes.)
 
CineKink Best Musical Short
Remember Me
In 2017, Dr. Ralph Bruneau became International Mr. Leather (IML). As part of his step aside at IML 2018, he presented the incoming contestant class and the audience with a gift: this video short, drawing upon a musical theatre background that was unknown to many.  (Directed by Luis Camacho, 2018, USA, 5 minutes. Stars Ralph Bruneau.)
 
CineKink Honorable Best Mention
Lesson #8
A gay app hookup takes an unexpected turn, proving that the best-laid plans won't get you laid as you planned. (Directed by Alberto Ferreras, 2018, USA, 5 minutes. Stars David Fraioli and John David West.)
 
CineKink Best Documentary Short - tie
What’s Your Policy on Orgasms?
In this portrait of feminist porn director, and CineKink 2019 Spotlight Artist, Jennifer Lyon Bell, she shares her views on filmmaking and allows the audience into the backstage of her latest film, Adorn. (Directed by Zoe D’Amaro, 2018, The Netherlands, 8 minutes. Features Jennifer Lyon Bell, Sadie Lune and Parker Marx.)
 
CineKink Best Dramatic Short
Adorn
In an experimental erotic game, Sadie and Parker face each other naked; by the end they are mostly clothed and utterly exhausted. What’s in between is unique and completely improvised by the performers themselves. (Directed by Jennifer Lyon Bell, 2018, The Netherlands, 28 minutes. Stars Sadie Lune and Parker Marx.)
 
CineKink Honorable Best Mention
The Alley
An unexpected encounter at the laundromat… and a woman who knows what she wants. (Directed by Inka Winter, 2018, USA, 11 minutes. Stars  Mr. and Mrs. Wylde.)
 
 
 
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