Leather Archives and Museum Presents Kinky Film Festival – “CineKink: Chicago”

By on November 28, 2007

cinekink erotic film festivalCineKink: Chicago makes its brazen appearance November 29 – December 1, 2007, featuring a three-night run of films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality.

A touring version of “the really alternative film festival” held annually in New York, the event will be presented by the Leather Archives & Museum in conjunction with CineKink, an organization dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of sex-positive and kink-friendly depictions in film and television. Works presented at CineKink: Chicago will range from documentary to drama, mildly spicy to quite provocative – and everything in between.

Among the CineKink: Chicago headliners, first up, on Thursday, November 29 at 7 PM, is “Vice and Consent,” a documentary visit with such prominent, long-standing members of the BDSM community as Midori, Jay Wiseman and Cleo Dubois, along with “The Line Between,” from Chicago filmmaker, Jonathan Marten. Then, at 9 PM, the drama “Going Under” traces the relationship of a married psychotherapist and a professional dominatrix he’s been frequenting.

On Friday, November 30 at 7:00 PM, it’s “Power Plays,” short works that probe, prod and play with the dynamics of sexual power and fantasy, including work by local artist Usama Alshaibi, followed at 9:00 PM by “Passion Plays,” a collection of erotic, sometimes explicit pieces that dance along the supposed boundary of art and pornography, including the banned-in-Australia documentary, “Damon and Hunter.”

On Saturday, December 1 at 6:00 PM, “Liberty in Restraint” follows photographer Noel Graydon on a provocative journey into the world of fetish and S/M. And the festival wraps everything up at a 8:00 PM with a screening of the “Best of CineKink,” a program of award-winning shorts deemed the best of the festival’s most recent NYC appearance.

November 29 – 7 pm/Vice & Consent (w/The Line Between)
November 29 – 9 pm/Going Under
November 30 – 7 pm/Power Plays
November 30 – 9 pm/Passion Plays
December 1 – 6 pm/Liberty in Restraint
December 1 – 8 pm/The Best of CineKink

Taking place at the Leather Archives and Museum (6418 N. Greenview Avenue), tickets are $10/door, $8/advance for general admission; $8 door, $5/advance for students, seniors and LA&M members. Discounted festival passes, covering admission to all screenings, are available for $45/door, $30/advance; $35/door, $25/advance for students, seniors and LA&M members.
Advance tickets and passes are available at http://www.leatherarchives.org/cinekink/

For more information and the full festival line-up, visit http://www.cinekink.com/chicago/

CineKink: Chicago is sponsored locally by Chicago Eagle, Early 2 Bed, International Mr. Leather, Leather Sins, Materville Studios, Rodeo Riders Chicago and Tulip.

ABOUT LEATHER ARCHIVES & MUSEUM
The Leather Archives & Museum is the only institution in the United States dedicated to the compilation, preservation and maintenance of the leather lifestyle and related lifestyles [including but not limited to Gay and Lesbian communities], history, archives and memoribilia for historical, educational and research purposes.
For more information, visit http://www.leatherarchives.org

ABOUT CINEKINK
Currently in its fourth 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 kink-positive depictions in film and television, works showcased by the festival range from documentary to drama, camp comedy to hot porn – and everything in between. The next CineKink NYC takes place February 26-March 2, 2008.

For more information visit http://www.cinekink.com.

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