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CineKink Kinky Film Festival Tour Returns to Chicago / November 10-11
 
New York, NY; October 19, 2017 - Films that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality will screen November 10-11, 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 10 at 7 PM, KINK & COMMUNITY offers a short film sampling of the many predilections that make up the world of kink - and a CineKink award-winning look at the museum that strives to document them all. Selections in this program include 'Spank You Very Much' (Thomas Florek), 'Folsom Street' (Aron Kantor), 'You've Got Tail' (Danny Tayara), 'Playing Scrabble' (Jessie Sparkles, Paradoxipus & The Linguist), 'Coming of Age' (Jan Soldat), 'Please May I Come Mistress?' (Pandora Blake) and 'By The People: 25 Years Of Community Archiving at Leather Archives & Museum' (Christina Court).
And at 9 PM, BEST OF CINEKINK/2017 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 an animated trip to the erotic book section, a swinger hook-up gone slightly awry, and a surreal, kink-filled journey set in New York's infamous Chelsea Hotel. The line-up features 'Folsom Street' (Aron Kantor), 'Tabook' (Dario van Vree), 'Like Totally Hot Couple Seeking Same' (Marcel Simoneau & Kirsten Russell), 'Trinity' (Ms. Naughty), 'The Hutong Vibe' (Fan Popo) and 'The Erotic Dreams of the Chelsea Hotel' (Tony Notarberardino & Cassandra Rosebeetle).
On Saturday, November 11 at 8 pm, as the nation confronts current political realities, NASTY WOMEN is a collection of short films that stake a claim for female agency and the power of speaking one's desires. The program includes 'F*ck Yes: Protection' (Emily Best), 'Sapiosexual' (Kristin Heckler), 'Since You Asked So Nicely' (Ms. Naughty), 'My Moaning Neighbor' (Erika Lust), 'Pancit Canton' (Taylor Bennett), 'See Me' (Ms. Naughty), 'Broken Hearts Are For Assholes' (Margie Schnibbe aka Vena Virago), 'Birth' (Lilith Luxe & Jesse James) and 'F*ck Yes: Fingers' (Emily Best + Chicago filmmakers Jessica King & Julie Keck).
"The staff and volunteers of the Leather Archives & Museum are thrilled to have CineKink back for a full weekend event filled with incredible films," said Jeffrey Storer, Operations Manager for the LA&M, which has hosted the CineKink screening tour for the past decade.
Admission for CineKink: Chicago is $10 door/$8 advance per screening. Friday double-feature tickets are $15/advance; a limited number of weekend passes, good for all three screenings, are available for $20 advance; $15/LA&M or CineKink members. 18 and over only.
The CineKink 2017 festival tour is sponsored by Bowery Bliss, 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-2017/chicago/
 
About CineKink:
Now in its 14th 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 - 2017
individual film descriptions
** Friday, November 10 – 7:00 PM
KINK & COMMUNITY (Shorts Program)
There are many tastes and predilections that make up the world of kink. Here, a sampling of just a few …and the museum that strives to document them all.
Best Musical Short
FOLSOM STREET
A kink and fetish-fueled dance explosion in celebration of the Folsom Street Fair. (Directed by Aron Kantor, 2015, USA, 6 minutes.)
SPANK YOU VERY MUCH
An original song celebrating the joys of spanking. (Directed by Thomas Florek, 2016, USA, 3 minutes.)
YOU'VE GOT TAIL
A mail carrier is in for a salty surprise. The pups at this house are a little friendlier than he was expecting... (Directed by Danny Tayara, 2016, USA, 4 minutes. Stars Ari Chivukula, Azure Blank, Foster Larson (Pup Kero) and Wolf Pup Tibor.)
PLAYING SCRABBLE
A couple explores their fantasies through a very kinky game of scrabble.
(Directed by Jessie Sparkles, Paradoxipus & The Linguist, 2016, USA, 5 minutes.)
COMING OF AGE
The planned Daddy-Son-Afternoon turns into a conversation about male role models – until the roles get fixed again. (Directed by Jan Soldat, 2016, Germany, 13 minutes.)
PLEASE MAY I COME MISTRESS?
A gorgeously intimate scene of loving dominance and orgasm control between two real-life BDSM play partners. (Directed by Pandora Blake, 2016, United Kingdom, 17 minutes. Features Charlie J Forrest and Zak Jane Keir.)
Best Documentary Short
BY THE PEOPLE: 25 YEARS OF COMMUNITY ARCHIVING AT LEATHER ARCHIVES & MUSEUM
Illustrates the rise of The Leather Archives & Museum (LA&M), from a co-founder's Midwestern basement to the professional institution it is today…all thanks to the ongoing efforts of those within the communities that LA&M represents. Demonstrates how professional archiving and public display of alternative sex and culture materials are acts of activism, and a path toward ending the stigma and shame that many in mainstream society often seek to place on those with kinky inclinations.
(Directed by Christina Court, 2016, USA, 39 minutes.)
** Friday, November 10 – 9:00 PM
BEST OF CINEKINK/2017
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 Musical Short
FOLSOM STREET
A kink and fetish-fueled dance explosion in celebration of the Folsom Street Fair.
(Directed by Aron Kantor, 2015, USA, 6 minutes.)
Best Animated Short
TABOOK
While browsing the bookstore, Gwen is unexpectedly drawn to a volume of kinky erotica. (Directed by Dario van Vree, 2016, The Netherlands, 3 minutes.)
Best Comedy Short
LIKE TOTALLY HOT COUPLE SEEKING SAME
Isabelle and Jean Luc are a normal, uptight, Parisian couple in search of a way to spice up their marriage. So they travel to the one place in the world known for its debauchery... Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Directed by Marcel Simoneau & Kirsten Russell, 2015, USA, 17 minutes.)
Honorable Best Mention
TRINITY
Sometimes in a relationship you need to shake things up a bit." (Directed by Ms. Naughty, 2017, USA, 6 minutes.)
Honorable Best Mention
THE HUTONG VIBE
Two women meet in a B&B along a hutong, or alley, in Beijing. One of them acts unfriendly and bashful, the other is bold and flirty. What will happen when they get closer and closer? Part performance, part documentary, and purportedly the first feminist porn out of China. (Directed by Fan Popo, 2016, China, 19 minutes.)
Best Dramatic Short
THE EROTIC DREAMS OF THE CHELSEA HOTEL
A sumptuous and erotic journey in the legendary Chelsea Hotel, as a mysterious woman is led by a voyeuristic man through a series of sexual experiences involving several eccentric characters. (Directed by Tony Notarberardino & Cassandra Rosebeetle, 2016, USA, 30 minutes.)
Total program running time is 81 minutes.
** Saturday, November 11 – 8:00 PM
NASTY WOMEN (shorts program)
As we ready ourselves for new political realities, these short films stake a claim for female agency and the power of speaking one’s desires.
F*ck Yes: Protection
Things have gotten hot and heavy, but there's no protection in sight. What's a couple to do? (Directed by Emily Best, 2016, USA, 3 minutes. Stars Brennan Kelleher and Lauren Schacher.)
Sapiosexual
Cass is a sapiosexual, someone who is attracted to intelligence over looks. For her, going on a date involves more than originally meets the eye... (Directed by Kristin Heckler, 2016, USA, 14 minutes. Stars Ryan Natalino, Dustin Hurthler and Graham Miles.)
Since You Asked So Nicely
Friends and fuck buddies, Pandora Blake and Parker Marx meet unexpectedly in Berlin and head back to her flat for tea and cake. (Directed by Ms. Naughty, 2016, Australia, 13 minutes.)
My Moaning Neighbor
"Dear tenant of the 2nd floor: The screams and moaning of your guests bounce all over the inner courtyard day in, day out!" (Directed by Erika Lust, 2016, Spain, 8 minutes. Stars Mickey Mod and Vex Ashley.)
Pancit Canton
A documentary of tattered love, encapsulating the ravenous, delightful winds of lustful youth. (Directed by Taylor Bennett, 2016, 3 minutes. Also stars Francesca Gonima.)
See Me
"Who do you see? A stereotypical good girl? Someone who needs your sympathy? I wonder: could you ever spot me? Do you see me?" (Directed by Ms. Naughty in collaboration with/starring Mel Lou, 2016, Australia, 3 minutes.)
Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
A hot exhibitionist helps Margie heal her broken heart.
(Directed by Margie Schnibbe (aka Vena Virago), 2016, USA, 9 minutes.)
Birth
Rendered barren by a recently discovered medical condition, Lilith Luxe is filled with Jesse James' fist as the two are heard having an intimate conversation about loneliness, emptiness and family. (Directed by Lilith Luxe & Jesse James, 2017, USA, 17 minutes.)
F*ck Yes: Fingers
Consent is sexy, and sultry, even well into a long-term relationship.
(Directed by Emily Best, 2016, USA, 3 minutes. Stars Marnie Alton and Erica Anderson.)

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