NEW YORK CITY—The tenth anniversary edition of CineKink NYC, the kinky film festival, will present an afternoon dedicated to feminist porn and adult cinema on Saturday, March 2, 2013. The day’s special programming will take place at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, NYC.
First up at 1 PM, "The Feminist Porn Show" features feminist pornographer Tristan Taormino, who will introduce the concept of feminist porn and play a selection of short clips she has curated from filmmakers around the world. Narrated by Taormino, the show highlights the work of both pioneers and newcomers, many whose works have previously screened at CineKink, and includes Candida Royalle, Annie Sprinkle, Nina Hartley, Jackie Strano and Shar Rednour, Petra Joy, Erika Lust, Shine Louise Houston, Anna Brownfield, Carlos Batts, N. Maxwell Lander, Emilie Jouvet, Louise Lush, Jaiya, Maria Beatty, Buck Angel, Madison Young, Courtney Trouble, Morty Diamond, Tobi Hill-Meyer, Kelly Shibari, Loree Erickson and more.
At 2:30 PM, "The Feminist Porn Panel" will have Taormino joined by groundbreaking filmmaker Candida Royalle, professor and porn scholar Mireille Miller-Young and sex-positive performers Jiz Lee, Sinnamon Love, Kelly Shibari and Courtney Trouble for a discussion of their contributions to The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure (Feminist Press). Sharing their thoughts on feminist porn as a film genre, an industry, and a movement, the panelists will explore what feminist porn is, how it relates to the mainstream adult industry, and their experiences creating, performing, or studying it.
Immediately following the panel, CineKink will host a reception and book signing to celebrate the publication of The Feminist Porn Book, the first collection to include writings by scholars, academics, producers and performers about feminist porn.
And at 4:30 PM, CineKink’s annual competition and showcase, "Bring It!," will feature a dazzling array of talent from today's adult cinema, all stepping up with a hot sampling of their recent creative endeavors. Taormino herself is a past two-time winner of the competition, in 2010 (for Tristan Taormino’s Rough Sex) and 2011 (for Tristan Taormino’s Rough Sex 2). The line-up for the 2013 showcase has not yet been announced.
"I am so thrilled to bring 'The Feminist Porn Show' and a discussion about feminist porn to CineKink," said Taormino. "CineKink is one of the only film festivals that supports and nurtures feminist porn, and creates space to talk about the politics that come along with it."
Ticket prices are $10 for each individual program, $15 for the "The Feminist Porn + Panel," or $25 for the entire afternoon, with additional discounts available for advance, online purchase. An all-access festival pass, including admission to all screenings and parties taking place during CineKink NYC, is also available.
Scheduled for February 26-March 3, 2013, the tenth annual CineKink NYC will feature a specially-curated program of films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality. In addition to screenings, plans for the festival also include a short film competition, audience choice awards, and a gala kick-off event, along with retrospective screenings commemorating a decade's worth of kinky programming. The full festival schedule will be announced in early February.
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