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CineKink Kinky Film Festival Tour Returns to Chicago / November 16-17
New York, NY; October 23, 2018 - Films that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality will screen November 16-17, 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 16 at 7:30 PM, the feature film FANTASY, winner of a CineKink 2018 Audience Choice Award, looks at the increasingly surreal measures one couple takes to rekindle their desires and reclaim intimacy in their relationship. Directed by Dashiell Demeter, the film screens with the shorts Cake (Anne Hu) and A Closet Made of Sheets (Kira Bursky).
On Saturday, November 17 at 6 PM, BEST OF CINEKINK/2018 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 love story about bondage and books (from Chicago filmmaker Jim Vendiola), a documentary remembrance of a once legendary gay beach, and a laugh-filled romp with adult performers Tommy Pistol and Ingrid Mouth. The full line-up features Asian Man, White Woman (Woody Fu), Don’t Call Me (Olympia De G.), Cruising Elsewhere (Ryan White), F*ck Yes: Threesome (Jessica King), Yes Campaign (Ms. Naughty), Library Hours (Jim Vendiola), Morning After (Patricia Chica) and Writer’s Block (Shine Louise Houston).
And Saturday, November 17 at 8 pm, SEX & MONSTERS offers a short film exploration of the darker desires lurking deep inside us...and out in the woods. Selections in this program include Laurels (David Brundige), Sell Your Body (Jaanelle Yee), Eggs, Zombies and Bacon (Sherry-Yiyang Shi), Demon Pills (Kira Bursky), Stay (David Mikalson), Ornament of Beauty (Andy Fortenbacher), Queen Kong (Monica Strambini) and The Monster (Johan Palmgren and Lisa Gustafsson).
"The Leather Archives & Museum is excited to host Cinekink, the festival that offers the best in kink-friendly, sex-positive films. It's truly a pleasure to bring these works to Chicago, a city that embraces its inner kink like no other," said Gary Wasdin, Executive Director of the LA&M, which has hosted the CineKink screening tour for over the past decade.
Admission for CineKink: Chicago is $10 door/$8 advance per screening, $5 for LA&M or CineKink members. Saturday double-feature tickets are $15/advance, $10 members; a limited number of weekend passes, good for all three screenings, are available for $20 advance; $15/members. 18 and over only.
The CineKink 2018 festival tour is sponsored by Bowery Bliss and njoy, along with Film Festival Secrets, Manshop, Purple Passion and PunkPop
For more information, visit http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/tour/tour-2018/chicago/
Advance tickets are available at https://www.goelevent.com/CineKink/e/Search
Now in its 15th 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, Chicago, kinky film festival, fetish film festival, erotic film festival, Leather Archives & Museum, leather, BDSM, fetish, swinging, non-monogamy, polyamory
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CINEKINK: CHICAGO - 2018
individual film descriptions
** Friday, November 16 – 7:30 PM
In an attempt to improve their marriage, a couple books an appointment with renowned sex therapist Dr. Harvey Buñuel. Over the course of five sessions he has them participate in increasingly surreal exercises designed to help with their intimacy problems. What will be the ultimate solution? (Directed by Dashiell Demeter, 2017, USA, 63 minutes. Stars Cerris Morgan-Moyer, Andy Gates and Pancho Moler.)
CLOSET MADE OF SHEETS
Two friends reflect on their secret desires in this colorful, romantic fantasy.
(Directed by and stars Kira Bursky w/Elizabeth Austin, 2017, USA, 3 minutes.)
Eliza tries to explore her sexuality within her marriage with her husband Thomas by surprise ordering a female sex robot for them to share. (Directed by Anne Hu, 2016, USA 9 minutes. Stars Daniella Rabbani, Tom Lacey and Anne Hu.)
** Saturday, November 16 – 6:00 PM
BEST OF CINEKINK/2018
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:
ASIAN MAN, WHITE WOMAN
Can’t a guy just get a little fantasy time?
(Directed by and stars Woody Fu, 2017, USA, 2 minutes.)
CineKink Best Experimental Short:
DON’T CALL ME
Dick, Cunt, Asshole... why are those words insults, when these body parts are so magnificent? (Directed by Olympe De G., France, 3 minutes. Stars Bishop Black, Rooster and Heidi Switch.)
CineKink Best Documentary Short
Whatever happened to Wohler Beach? Oral histories and spectral pornography resurrect memories of a once legendary gay beach.
(Directed by Ryan White, 2017, USA, 13 minutes.)
CineKink Best Digital Series
F*CK YES: THREESOME
This adult sex ed series shows that consent isn't only mandatory, it can be very sexy. This episode demonstrates that there are really loving (and hot) ways to handle a partner’s change in mood. (Directed by Jessica King, 2018, USA, 3 minutes. Stars Daniel Kyri and Carlton McBeth.)
CineKink Best Advocacy Short
A whimsical, sex-positive look at the many wonderful ways we can say “Yes” to each other. Inspired by the recent marriage equality vote in Australia, a celebration of acceptance and consent. (Directed by Ms. Naughty, Australia, 2017, 8 minutes. Features Jiz Lee, Sadie Lune, Lilith Jovian, Dante Dionys, Bishop Black, Rooster X-Ray, Kali Sudhra, Parker Marx, KAy Garnellen, Luke, Dion De Rossi, Leo, Nichole, and Lina Bembe.)
CineKink Honorable Best Mention
A recent widow named Camille falls into a strange, long-distance courtship with a librarian named Delphine, her dead husband's first wife. A love story about books and bondage. (Directed by Jim Vendiola, 2017, USA, 11 minutes. Stars Cam Damage and Melissa Vento.)
CineKink Honorable Best Mention
After a long time abroad, a young man returns home and reunites with friends. A sensual game amongst them forces him to confront deep conflicts that lead to a powerful awakening. (Directed by Patricia Chica, 2017, Canada, 15 minutes. Stars Thomas Vallières, Kristian Hodko, Zoé De Grand Maison, Joey Scarpellino and Jordana Lajoie.)
CineKink Honorable Best Mention
WRITING IN BED
A mean case of writer’s block and noisy roommates make it very hard for Parker to get any work done. But when a rowdy and tipsy Aaron stumbles into her room late at night, she finds herself drawn to an inspiring distraction. (Directed by Shine Louise Houston, 2017, USA, 19 minutes. Stars Ingrid Mouth and Tommy Pistol.)