Billing itself as the “kinky film festival,” CineKink NYC returns for its seventh annual appearance February 16-21, 2010, bringing with it a specially-curated program of films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality.
The kink-filled festivities begin Tuesday, February 16th, at 8 PM, with a fundraising Kick-Off Gala to be held at Kush Lounge (191 Chrystie Street, NYC), a pansexual celebration that, in addition to music and sexy performances, features a pair of cinematic spectacles–THE 400 BLOW JOBS and THE SHEEP AND THE RANCH HAND.
The festival then moves to Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue, NYC), Wednesday, February 17 through Saturday, February 20, with several different film and video programs scheduled for each day. An awards celebration and an “AfterGlow” party complete the festivities on Sunday, February 21.
Among the headliners, first up on Wednesday, February 17 at 6:45 PM, is the festival’s CineKink Season Opener screening of S&M JUDGE
, a compelling drama in which a respected judge finds his job, reputation and family life in jeopardy after he and his wife begin to explore sadomasochism. Then, at 9:10 PM, the documentary BODY MODIFICATION FREAKS
, takes a first-hand look at several Japanese underground scenes–tattoo, piercing and body modification–with photographer and journalist Ryoichi “Keroppy” Maeda, himself a long-time member of the body modification community.
On Thursday, February 18 at 6:45 PM it’s KINDA KINKY?
, a collection of kinky shorts that will whet your appetite for a slap of the hand and a taste of the deviant. Then, at 9:10 PM, “boylesque” sensation WAXIE MOON
takes the world of neo-burlesque by storm in a hilarious and thought-provoking portrait of one artist’s unlikely journey.
On Friday, February 19 at 6:45 PM, MODERN LOVE IS AUTOMATIC
is 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. At 9:10 PM, SWINGERS
has first-timers Diana and Julian inviting a couple they;ve met online to join them for an adventurous weekend in the country. And at 11:00 PM, DES JOURS PLUS BELLES QUE LA NUIT
, a collaboration partly from CineKink award-winner Jennifer Lyon Bell, is an homage to real, explicit love shot in real-time, opening the door to a world where arousal creeps up slowly and sweetly until it ignites.
Kicking off Saturday, February 20 at 1:00 PM, MY SEXUALITY: A SENSORY EXPERIENCE
shines light on five ordinary women from different backgrounds, sexual preferences and past experiences as they experiment with five deliciously different activities intended to boost both sense of self and sexuality. At 3:00 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 5:50 PM, FIXATION
is a diverse collection of sexy shorts, with each focused obsessively on that one, particular… something. At 8:00 PM it’s YES, MISTRESS
, the film shorts program that asks (and sometimes answers!) the question: “How may I be of service?” And, closing out the festival’s regular screening schedule at 10:10 PM, STORIES OF SEX(ES)
is a sexy French romp–with sex included!–where two cheerful circles of friends, men and women divided, spend a night of intimate chatting about their erotic adventures, conquests, disappointments and fantasies.
CineKink NYC concludes the evening of Sunday, February 21 at 6 PM, with an Awards Celebration
, including encore screenings of jury-selected best shorts from the week and presentation of the annual festival awards, to be followed at 8:3O PM by the CineKink AfterGlow Party
, 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.
TICKETS AND PASSES
Advance tickets and passes may be purchased via the CineKink website
or by calling 877-849-5327 (TIX-LEAP)
Ticket prices for each regular screening are $10/$8 advance; $6 for seniors and students, door only. Admission to the Kick-Off Gala & Opening Night Screening is a suggested donation of $15/$10 advance; admission to the Afterglow Party is $30, advance purchase only. The Awards Celebration on Sunday evening is free of charge.
Discounted all-access festival passes, covering admission to all 12 regular screening programs, plus all parties, are available in advance for $85; $75 for members of any sexuality organization; $60 students/seniors; $50 for CineKinksters.
The festival passes represent a nearly 50 percent discount over individual ticket purchase and availability will be limited.