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2011 Cinekink Film Festival: Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ February 24, 2011

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Have a couple hot nights on the town when the Cinekink Film Festival shakes its groove thing on March 1-6 in NYC. With the exception of the opening and closing night galas, the fest will turn the venerable Anthology Film Archives into a red light district with sexy feature films, documentaries, shorts and more.

The feature films screening tell wicked tales of telepathic peeping toms (Sexual Radar), swingers (Open Invitation) and naive hedonists (Caged). Meanwhile, the documentaries chronicle the history of gay leather (Kink Crusaders) and porn addiction (Run, Run, It’s Him). And there’s all kinds of naughty offerings hidden in the short film collections.

While Cinekink is traditionally all about sex, the main filmĀ the Underground Film Journal wants to recommend is all about not getting in: Robert G. Putka’s hilarious and discomforting Hooka Face and the Virgin Boy. The fest also includes new short films by Underground Film Journal faves Mike White and T. Arthur Cottam.

The full film lineup and events listing is below, but for more info, please visit the official Cinekink website. As I said above, the fest primarily takes place at the Anthology, but the opening night gala and fundraiser will be at the Taj Lounge and the closing night party will be at a TBA location.

March 1

8:00 p.m.: “Kick-off Gala and Fundraiser”
The Lady Is Dead, dir. Roy Raz
My Erotic Video Art, dir. Debi Oulu
Love Hotel, dir. Erika Lust
Shake It, dir. Toby Fell-Holden

March 2

7:00 p.m.: Kink Crusaders, dir. Michael Skiff. This documentary explores the history and heritage of the International Mr. Leather contest, which has been running for over 30 years.
Screening with:
Behind the “Scene”, dir. Bo Blaze

9:15 p.m.: Sexual Radar, dir. Luca Martera. A detective hired by companies to spy on their employees develops the ability to hear other people’s sexual thoughts and fantasies.

March 3

7:00 p.m.: “Crave”
Passion, Fruit, dir. Tingerine Liu
For My Darling, dir. JM Darling
Julia, dir. Will McCord
Ms. Thing, dir. Karen X. Tulchinsky
52 Takes of the Same Thing. Then Boobs, dir. T. Arthur Cottam
Horsey, dir. Amber Dawn and Bren Ryder
Piss, dir. Vincent Peone
Cactus, dir. Anna Treiman

9:00 p.m.: Open Invitation, dir. Ilana Rothman. A happily-married couple become involved with a group of swingers and decide to take a walk on the wild side.

March 4

6:45 p.m.: “Adventures in the Skin Trade”
Sex Workers: Your Voice Counts, dir. Julianne Carroll
The Cowboy, dir. Margie Schnibbe (aka Vena Virago)
Sunday, dir. Jennie Allen
Hooka Face and the Virgin Boy, dir. Robert G. Putka (Read the review)
Man With a Bolex Movie Camera, dir. Colin Foster and Jason Fraley
The Cultural War Is a Diversion From Economic Policy Insuring Plutocracy, dir. Charles Lum
Bucking the System, dir. Buck Angel

9:00 p.m.: “Lust, Love, Life”
Choices, dir. Rashaad Ernesto Green
Wiggle Room, dir. Jessica King and Julie Keck
Teat Beat of Sex, dir. Signe Baumane
Little Deaths, dir. Ruth Lingford
Fucking Is the Only Prayer, dir. Louise Lash
Life, Love, Lust, dir. Erika Lust

10:40 p.m.: Caged, dir. Stephan Brenninkmeijer. A repressed married woman sheds her inhibitions to indulge in a new, hedonistic lifestyle only to get knocked unconscious and wind up locked in a basement prison.

March 5

1:00 p.m.: Run, Run, It’s Him, dir. Matthew Pollack. In this autobiographical documentary, Pollack explores his addiction to pornography.
Screening with:
Porno Person, dir. Mike White
When Harry Met Chesty, dir. Lauren Wissot

3:15 p.m.: “Porn Again panel discussion”

5:30 p.m.: “Bring It!” (Excerpts)
Artcore, dir. Carlos Batt
Billy Castro Does the Mission, dir. Courney Trouble
Chloe’s Column: Fuck Fame, dir. Ted D
My Own Master, dir. Kimberly Kane
Return of the Post Apocalyptic Cowgirls, dir. Maria Beatty
Tristan Taormino’s Rough Sex II, dir. Tristan Taormino

8:00 p.m.: “Pride & Predilections”
Chained!, dir. Betsy Kalin
Baby Cake, dir. Pearl Tan
Gaykeith, dir. Leslie Hope
Butterfly Caught, dir. Joshua Bewin
Turning Japanese, dir. Paul Bickel
Freak, dir. Eric Casaccio
Love, Hugs and Kisses, Sissy Stephanie, dir. Mrs. G

10:10 p.m.: Indietro, dir. Vivian Darkbloom. A boring suburban married couple spend the night at the home of their kinky neighbors.
Screening with:
Skin’s First Suspension, dir. Julie Simone
Black Rose Tango, dir. Richard Kimmel

March 6

6:00 p.m.: “Awards Ceremony”
Encore screenings of select best shorts from the festival

9:00 p.m.: “Afterglow”
The Erotic Couch, dir. Andrew Shearer
Trannywood Gone Wild, dir. Shannon and Prince William
Alphafemmes, dir. Anna Devia

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