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Cinekink Announces its 2013 Line-Up


Cinekink NYC has announced the line-up for its 2013, tenth anniversary edition, which runs February 26 – March 3, 2013. Presented by Cinekink, “an organization dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of sex-positive and kink-friendly depictions in film and television,” the festival has historically mixed documentary, fiction and experimental work, drawing from the festival circuit, the art world, and adult production. Here’s the line-up, and further information can be found at the festival’s site. (The festival’s closing-night film is a restoration of Radley Metzger’s ’70s porno-chic hit, The Opening of Misty Beethoven. Read our interview 1997 interview with Metzger here.)

Among the headliners, first up on Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 PM, the festival’s CineKink Season Opener screening of REMEDY, based on writer/director Cheyenne Picardo’s personal experiences, follows a young woman into the dungeons of New York City and the world of professional domination and submission. Then, at 9:30 PM, MOTHER IS COMING is a raunchy, romantic sex comedy set in the edgy and gender-bending underground of Berlin.

On Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 PM, a special sneak preview of BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL provides an intimate look at the rise, fall, and rise again of one of the world’s most recognized and controversial sex symbols. Then, at 9:30 PM, a collection of short works, STRANGE LIVE ACTS, explores the relationship between pain and pleasure, performance and transcendence.

On Friday, March 1 at 6:30 PM, SEXING THE TRANSMAN explores the sexuality of transmen and the changes they experience as a result of their gender transitions from female to male. At 8:30 PM, in HOOKING UP, a hot mix of hot shorts looks at the magic of getting together and (maybe) getting it on. And at 10:30 PM, DAREDOLLS AND RUBBERSLUTS is a shiny collection of shiny works, all sharing a certain textile fixation.

Kicking off Saturday, March 2 at 1:00 PM, feminist pornographer Tristan Taormino takes the stage in THE FEMINIST PORN SHOW, introducing the concept of feminist porn and playing a selection of short clips she has curated from filmmakers around the world.

At 2:30 PM the discussion continues, as THE FEMINIST PORN PANEL explores what feminist porn is, how it relates to the mainstream adult industry, and some personal experiences creating, performing, or studying it.

At 4:30 PM, a special industry showcase, BRING IT!, features a dazzling array of talent from today’s adult cinema, each representing a wide range of genres and visual styles, all stepping up with a hot sampling of their recent creative endeavors.

At 7:15 PM, RELEASE is a taut and sexy collection of shorts that play with the dynamics found between build-up… and relief.

And at 9:30 PM, in the festival’s Closing Night Tribute, it’s a meticulously restored version of Radley Metzger’s THE OPENING OF MISTY BEETHOVEN, widely considered to be the greatest adult film of all time and the apex of porno chic

CineKink NYC concludes the evening of Sunday, March 3 at 6:00 PM, with an Awards Celebration, including presentation of the annual festival awards, to be followed at 9:00 PM by the CineKink Afterglow Party, one last chance to mingle with like-minded festival-goers and enjoy a few additional screenings, this time in a relaxed play party setting. The locations for both events will be announced at a later date.

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