CINEKINK LAUNCHES 2011 TOUR IN LAS VEGAS Image

The CineKink Film Festival will be launching its 2011 nationwide tour this weekend, June 10-12, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada. From the official press release:

CineKink—“the kinky film festival”—kicks off its annual national tour in Las Vegas, June 10-12, 2010. With screenings at the city’s new arts-district cinema, theatre7 (1406 South Third Street), CINEKINK: LAS VEGAS will offer a specially-curated program of films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide and exciting world of sexual diversity, with works ranging from documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, mildly spicy to quite explicit – and everything in between.

FRIDAY, JUNE 10
Among the headliners, first up on Friday, June 10 at 7:00 PM, PRIDE & PREDILECTIONS is a fun and festive assortment of shorts about sexual orientation, identity and one’s place in the world. And at 9:00 PM, it’s LUST, LOVE, LIFE, a sexy collection of shorts that celebrate those all-crucial four-letter words.

SATURDAY, JUNE 11
On Saturday, June 11, at 4:00 PM the shorts program ADVENTURES IN THE SKIN TRADE looks at various nuances when sex, work and money intersect. At 6:00 PM, SEX/CINEMA is a lively panel discussion about sex on the silver screen. At 8:00 PM, BEST OF CINEKINK/2011 features select, award-winning shorts deemed the year’s best during the festival’s latest annual run at CineKink NYC. And at 10:00 PM, INDIETRO, winner of the CineKink Audience Choice Award Winner for Best Narrative Feature, unravels the late-night visit of Honey and Nick–two suburban “vanillas”–to the mysterious and sprawling home of George and Martha, the king and queen of kink, and their “maid,” Camille.

SUNDAY, JUNE 12
CineKink: Las Vegas concludes on Sunday, June 12, with a 2:00 PM screening of the festival’s Audience Choice for Best Documentary, KINK CRUSADERS, an engaging look at the International Mr. Leather contest, an annual event that draws thousands of men from around the world to compete for a title and a sash.

TICKETS AND PASSES
Ticket prices for each regular screening are $10 door/$8 advance. Admission to the panel discussion is free, with RSVP suggested.

A great value for a weekend of non-stop kinky entertainment, a CineKink: Las Vegas All-Access Pass, covering admission to all six regular screening programs and the panel discussion, is available in advance for $40; $30 for students/seniors; $25 for CineKinksters & Friends w/Benefits (CineKink donors).

For tickets and more information, please visit http://www.cinekink.com.

CINEKINK: LAS VEGAS
schedule + individual program synopses

FRIDAY, JUNE 10
7:00 PM Pride & Predilections
9:00 PM Lust, Love, Life

SATURDAY, JUNE 11
4:00 PM Adventures in the Skin Trade
6:00 PM Sex/Cinema
8:00 PM Best of CineKink/2011
10:00 PM Indietro

SUNDAY, JUNE 12
2:00 PM Kink Crusaders

FRIDAY, JUNE 10 ******************

Friday, June 10 – 7:00 PM

PRIDE AND PREDILECTIONS (Shorts Program)
A fun and festive assortment of shorts about sexual orientation, identity and one’s place in the world.

CHAINED!
Betsy Kalin, 2010, USA, 14 minutes.
From Victorian pocket watches to Zoot Suit style to motorcycle necessity, what does a wallet chain say about one’s identity?

BABY CAKE
Pearl Tan, 2010, Australia/USA, 6 minutes.
A gay couple and a lesbian couple try to conceive a baby… the old-fashioned way.

GAYKEITH,
Leslie Hope, 2010, USA, 10 minutes.
On a particularly lonely Christmas Eve, Scott decides the answer to all his problems may lie in North Hollywood…his name is Keith and he’s willing to wear pantyhose if Scott comes over.

MS. THING
Karen X. Tulchinsky, 2010, Canada, 8 minutes.
Looking for love in all the wrong places, a young urban lesbian finds total fulfillment in an unusual package.

FREAK
Eric Casaccio, 2010, USA, 19 minutes.
A hard working yet fragile soul faces his inner demons, buried behind a drag queen persona and pursuing the dream of a lifetime.

LOVE, HUGS AND KISSES, SISSY STEPHANIE
Mrs. G, 2010, USA, 12 minutes.
A profile of New York scene icon, Sissy Stephanie, and a look at the heart, humor and aspirations that lie beneath her crisp layers of crinoline.

SHAKE IT
Toby Fell-Holden, 2010, USA, 6 minutes.
Coming back to her date’s apartment, a woman has a big surprise ahead.

Total program running time is 76 minutes.

PROGRAM LINK: http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/tour-2011/pride-predilections/

Friday, June 10 – 9:00 PM
LUST, LOVE, LIFE (Shorts Program)
A sexy selection of shorts celebrating those all-crucial four-letter words.

CHOICES
Rashaad Ernesto Green, 2009, USA, 4 minutes.
A young man reflects on a long-ago choice.

WIGGLE ROOM
Jessica King and Julie Keck, 2010, USA, 10 minutes.
In the midst of a sexual slump, Mattie looks for inspiration in a very private place.

TEAT BEAT OF SEX
Signe Baumane, 2010, USA, 4 minutes.
A shocking view of sex from a woman’s perspective.

LITTLE DEATHS
Ruth Lingford, 2010, USA, 11 minutes.
A colorful and animated investigation into the experience of orgasm.

F*****G IS THE ONLY PRAYER
Louise Lash, 2010, Australia, 3 minutes.
There is no immortal soul, only minds and bodies.

LIFE, LOVE, LUST
Erika Lust, 2010, Spain, 35 minutes.
A sumptuous trilogy of erotic cinema. LIFE: After a day together at the restaurant, a chef and a waitress have an incredible encounter to celebrate his birthday. LOVE: A forty-something executive seduces the young man she occasionally meets in a city hotel. LUST: Lola uses every part of her sensual body to give an intense skin-on-skin massage to a shy and lonely woman, driving her to pure ecstasy.

Total program running time 71 minutes.

PROGRAM LINK: http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/tour-2011/lust-love-life

Saturday, June 11 – 4:00 pm

ADVENTURES IN THE SKIN TRADE (Shorts Program)
It’s all in a day’s work in this program of shorts, looking at the various results when sex and money intersect.

SEX WORKERS: YOUR VOICE COUNTS
Julianne Carroll, 2010, USA, 13 minutes.
The stories of four San Francisco women who are redefining and reclaiming sex work through dignity, awareness and education.

THE COWBOY
Margie Schnibbe (aka Vena Virago), 2010, USA, 7 minutes.
The director reminisces about a regular client from her past profession, working as a dominatrix in an S/M House.

SUNDAY
Jennie Allen, 2011, USA, 14 minutes.
When a suburban escort is frustrated by a client who just wants to listen to her talk, she allows herself to remember – and has an experience she won’t forget.

HOOKA FACE AND THE VIRGIN BOY
Robert Putka, 2010, USA, 9 minutes.
A humorous/horrific look at what happens when you put together a sex-starved 18-year-old virgin, a comely hooker and a swanky hotel room.

MAN WITH A BOLEX MOVIE CAMERA
Colin Foster & Jason Fraley, 2010, USA, 10 minutes.
Inspired by the discovery of an old, spring-wound Bolex movie camera in a pawnshop, a young and film-obsessed couple decides to make a sex tape together.

52 TAKES OF THE SAME THING. THEN BOOBS
T. Arthur Cottam, 2010, USA, 4 minutes.
Please see title for description.

THE CULTURAL WAR IS A DIVERSION FROM ECONOMIC POLICY INSURING PLUTOCRACY
Charles Lum, 2010, USA, 4 minutes.
A march on Manhattan’s Museum Mile to protest the Smithsonian’s censorship of David Wojnarowicz’ “Fire in the Belly.”

BUCKING THE SYSTEM
Buck Angel, 2010, USA, 30 minutes.
Renowned as the “man with a p***y,” Buck Angel pioneered the genre of FTM transsexual porn. Banking on that notoriety and media attention, he has since strived to spread a message of empowerment through self-acceptance and being sexually comfortable in one’s own skin.

Total program running time is 91 minutes.

PROGRAM LINK: http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/tour-2011/adventures-in-the-skin-trade/

Saturday, June 11 – 6:00 PM

“Sex/Cinema” – Panel Discussion
What’s the difference between art and porn? The old joke is that “porn is in focus,” but it’s also an aesthetic distinction that is increasingly irrelevant. Just as more “mainstream” indie filmmakers are utilizing explicit themes and imagery in their works, a new school of directors working on the adult side of the industry are creating works that defy the porn clichés. Join us for a lively discussion of the blurring lines and sex on the silver screen! (Free event, RSVP suggested)

PROGRAM LINK: http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/tour-2011/sexcinema/

Saturday, June 11 – 8:00 PM

“Best of CineKink/2011”

Honorable Best Mention
LOVE HOTEL
Erika Lust, 2010, Spain, 4 minutes.
In this sequel to last year’s CineKink award-winning short, “Handcuffs,” a couple arrives at a love hotel… and many fantasy scenarios ensue.

Best Experimental Short
BUTTERFLY CAUGHT
Joshua Bewig, 2010, USA, 7 minutes.
A shy and studious girl wanders into a bookstore and is transported to another world by the images she discovers in a book on Japanese bondage.

Honorable Best Mention
TURNING JAPANESE
Paul Bickel, 2009, USA, 20 minutes.
A couple struggling with their finances stumbles upon an unknowing sleepwalker and they exploit her nightly episodes by selling tickets.

Best Documentary Short
LOVE, HUGS AND KISSES, SISSY STEPHANIE
Mrs. G, 2010, USA, 12 minutes.
A profile of New York scene icon, Sissy Stephanie, and a look at the heart, humor and aspirations that lie beneath her crisp layers of crinoline.

Best Dramatic Short
CACTUS
Anna Treiman, 2009, Denmark, 30 minutes.
Harboring a secret sexual fantasy of being raped, Helene hires a gigolo to fulfill her imaginings. But the “rape” does not go according to the agreed scenario and, faced with unforeseen complications to her plan, Helene must confront the true workings of her desire.

Best Comedy Short
PISS
Vincent Peone & Bette Bentley, 2010, USA, 7 minutes.
Why can’t you just pee on me?

Total program running time is 80 minutes.

PROGRAM LINK: http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/tour-2011/best-of-cinekink2011/

Saturday, June 11 – 10:00 PM

CineKink Audience Choice Award – Best Narrative Feature
INDIETRO
Vivian Darkbloom, 2010, USA, 63 minutes.
On a chilly winter evening, Honey and Nick, a representative Mr. and Mrs. Suburbia, pay a visit to the mysterious and sprawling home of George and Martha, the king and queen of kink, and their “maid,” Camille. As the night slowly unravels from the wee small hours of morning back to its beginning, we discover the truth about each of the characters, their motivations, and their darkest longings. (Stars William Van Nolund, Aurora Snow, Madison Young, Lilla Katt, Ned Henry and Vivian Darkbloom.)

preceded by

SKIN’S FIRST SUSPENSION
Julie Simone, 2010, USA, 3 minutes.
A serene vision, suspended.

BLACK ROSE TANGO
Richard Kimmel, 2010, USA, 13 minutes.
Rose Wood, the Sally Bowles of New York’s underground cabaret scene, tangos with a handsome soldier until he pulls the rug out from under her…and she pulls the wig off her head.

PROGRAM LINK: http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/tour-2011/indietro/

Sunday, June 12 – 2:00 PM

CineKink Audience Choice Award – Best Documentary Feature
KINK CRUSADERS
Michael Skiff, 2010, USA, 74 minutes.
A loving profile of the International Mr. Leather contest, an annual event that got its start in the back of a Chicago bar over thirty years ago… and which now draws thousands of men from around the world to compete for a title and a sash. In tracing the history of the contest, the documentary also reveals the many ways that the Leather community, once a small, insular niche, has expanded into the mainstream. And it delves into the aspirations of its contestants, past and present, as they transform their lives through a competition that celebrates not only the art and beauty of masculinity, but also upholds the importance of service and community.

Features interviews with IML’s founder, Chuck Renslow, along with past title-holders Guy Baldwin, Mikel Gerle, David Kloss, Tony Mills, John Pendal and Jeff Tucker.

BEHIND THE “SCENE”
Bo Blaze, 2010, USA, 24 minutes/excerpt.
In a first-time flogging, Lolita Wolf and Lady D. demonstrate the heat, power, humor and tenderness that can co-exist within a single BDSM scene.

PROGRAM LINK: http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/tour-2011/kink-crusaders/

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