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in Filmmaking
on Feb 7, 2008

The New York-based film festival CineKink has announced their line-up for this year’s event, which runs from February 26 to March 2.

From the press release:

Billing itself as “the really alternative film festival,” the event will run February 26-March 2, 2008. Presented by CineKink, an organization dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of sex-positive and kink-friendly depictions in film and television, works presented at CineKink NYC will range from documentary to drama, mildly spicy to quite explicit – and everything in between.

“It seems our programming theme for this year was ‘No mercy!'” says Lisa Vandever, CineKink’s co-founder and director. “It’s exciting to see sex-positive filmmaking really starting to come into its own. But it’s going to be a true festival marathon. Even expanding our screenings into an additional day, we had so many fantastic works entered into the festival for 2008, we’ve really had to pack them into every possibly available moment.”

The festival opens with a “tribute screening” of John Cameron Mitchell’s Shortbus followed by “New York Stories,” a series of short works and excerpts by directors Tony DiMarco, Venus Hottentot, Michael Lucas, Radley Metzger, Porno Jim, Audacia Ray and Candida Royalle. Also playing at the festival is Viva, Anna Biller’s spirited and obsessive homage to ’60s and ’70s exploitation cinema; New York premieres from Maria Beatty, the New York premiere of Annie Sprinkle’s Herstory of Porn and an official Opening Night with works by New York directors Richard Kimmel, Leah Mayerhoff, and Steven Speliotis.

For updates as the fest approaches — and some choice YouTube links — check out the CineKink blog.

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