Come on down, get your a*s smacked and watch some kinky films! The THIRD ANNUAL NEW YORK S/M FILM FESTIVAL kicks off on Tuesday, October 8th, and features a program of films and videos that explore various aspects of sadomasochism, bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, roleplay and fetishes. The festival, which also includes presentations, a brunch, a special fundraising gala and an S/M play party, runs through Sunday, October 13th.
A variety of genres will screen throughout the festival, with offerings ranging from documentary to drama, comedy to erotica, and the silly to the sublime, all intended to appeal to a wide diversity of interests in S/M sexuality. Also prominent among the selections are titles with a historical significance to S/M culture and its aesthetic traditions. Presenting the film festival is The Eulenspiegel Society (TES), a New York City-based S/M education and support group, the oldest and largest of its kind in the nation.
The festivities begin Tuesday, October 8th, with a discussion and presentation entitled “The Return of The Good, The Bad and The Ridiculous: S/M at the Movies,” an exploration of how S/M has been portrayed in recent media. On Wednesday, October 9th, the novice-oriented “An Introduction to the Scene” is scheduled, which will cover basic concepts, terminology and the various roles and activities within S/M. Both presentations will be held at TES’ regular meeting place, 24 Bond Street, NYC; doors open at 7:30 PM and presentations begin at 8 PM.
Film and video screenings for the festival will be Thursday, October 10th through Saturday, October 12th at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, NYC, with several different programs per evening.
For a schedule of films and venue information, check out the New York S/M Film Festival website.