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CineKink Festival Tour Kicks Off in Portland / Wednesday, August 5
Portland, OR; July 14, 2015 – A special evening of films that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality will screen on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 as CineKink, “the kinky film festival,” returns to Portland for a hot, one-night stand. CineKink: PDX will begin at 7pm with a screening of the shorts program, “Best of CineKink/2015,” followed by the feature “Marriage 2.0” at 9pm. Both screenings will take place at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St.).
“My roots are in Portland and it’s always fun to come home with a new batch of kinky cinema,” says Lisa Vandever, CineKink co-founder and director. “I also love returning to the Clinton Street Theater, which has been so supportive of alternative film over the years.”
At 7 PM, “Best of CineKink/2015” is a collection of sexy shorts deemed the best during CineKink’s most recent festival run. This year’s assortment, with works ranging from documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, mildly spicy to quite explicit, includes ‘Zolushka’ (Wes Hurley), ‘The Gordon Game’ (Jared Robbins), ‘It’s My Birthday and I’ll Fly If I Want To’ (Morgana Muses), ‘Rubber Romance’ (Sophie Dros), ‘The Table’ (Izabel Grondin), ‘Kimi Kabuki’ (Yoko Okumura) and ’Tease’ (Ms. Naughty).
And at 9 PM, the festival’s 2015 audience choice award winner, “Marriage 2.0,” looks at the possibilities and pitfalls of an open relationship, following one couple on their search to balance personal freedom with emotional and sexual bliss. Merging porn presentation with a strong story-telling approach, the explicit film stars Ryan Driller and India Summer, and also features erotic cinema legend Nina Hartley, along with many luminaries of the sex-positive community, including Carol Queen, Reid Mihalko, Emily Morse, and noted TED speaker and author of the ‘NY Times’ best-seller “Sex At Dawn,” Christopher Ryan.
Admission is $8 door/$6 advance per screening, $12 door/$10 advance for both; 18 and over only.
The 2015 CineKink Festival Tour is sponsored by Bowery Bliss, Crystal Delights, KinkyMedical.net, the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, Leather Archives and Museum and njoy. Local support includes Oregon Leather Pride.
CineKink will travel next to Oakland, with a screening scheduled for August 6. Other CineKink tour dates ahead include Chicago (October 3), with additional cities to be announced shortly.
For more information and advance tickets, visit http://cinekink.com.
Now in its 12th 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 sex-positive and kink-friendly depictions in film and television, works showcased by the festival range from documentary to drama, spicy to explicit – and everything in between! For more information, visit http://cinekink.com.
Keywords: CineKink, Lisa Vandever, kink film festival, fetish film festival, erotic film festival, Portland, Clinton Street Theater
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CINEKINK: PDX – 2015
individual program descriptions
** Wednesday, August 5 – 7:00 PM
BEST OF CINEKINK/2015
The “kinky film festival” showcases its recent award-winning shorts:
Best Musical Short
“Zolushka” Cinderella meets Tom of Finland in this retelling of a classic folk tale, starring adult superstar Colby Keller and international burlesque sensation Waxie Moon! (Directed by Wes Hurley, 2014, USA, 7 minutes.)
Best Documentary Short
“It’s My Birthday and I’ll Fly If I Want To” One woman undertakes a transformative journey when she grants herself permission to indulge and enjoy life, culminating in the gift she commissions for her 50th birthday. (Directed by Morgana Muses, 2014, Australia, 12 minutes.)
Best Comedy Short –tie-
“The Gordon Game”
A role-play attempt goes absurdly awry. (Directed by Jared Robbins, 2014, USA, 14 minutes.)
“Kimi Kabuki” A devoted housewife discovers her husband is attending an Adult Industry Expo behind her back. Resolving to confront him about his deceit, she follows him to the convention, hoping for a sincere conversation. (Directed by Yoko Okumura, 2014, USA, 19 minutes.)
Best Dramatic Short –tie-
“Rubber Romance” A trip through the dark fantasies of a submissive S/M-slave, and his unlikely romance with the woman he sees as his dominant mistress. (Directed by Sophie Dros, 2014, The Netherlands, 15 minutes.)
“The Table” A man goes to interview at a potential employer’s house, only to find that the job started as soon as he got in the house. (Directed by Izabel Grondin, 2014, Canada, 14 minutes.)
Honorable Best Mention
“Tease” Lucie Bee and Ryan James are hot for each other. But just when Lucie thinks she has the upper hand, Ryan takes control – and puts on a show. (Directed by Ms. Naughty, 2014, Australia, 10 minutes.)
Total program running time is 91 minutes.
** Wednesday, August 5 – 9:00 PM
Can an open relationship work? For all its potential pleasures, jealousy and vulnerability do not magically disappear. This love letter to San Francisco – a cultural epicenter of the alternative relationship movement – follows one couple on their search to balance personal freedom with emotional and sexual bliss, suggesting that the ideas of growth, novelty, and sexual adventure can exist within a millennial marriage, one where unfettered physical and emotional intimacy can fuel our passion while strengthening the bond of those we love. Cast includes Ryan Driller and India Summer, along with Andre Shakti, Mickey Mod, Sadie, Lune, Dylan Ryan, Beretta James, Daisy Ducati, Christian Wilde, Juniper Gold, and erotic cinema legend Nina Hartley, and features many luminaries of the sex-positive community, including Carol Queen, Marcia Baczynski, Reid Mihalko, Emily Morse, and noted TED speaker and author of the ‘NY Times’ best-seller “Sex At Dawn,” Christopher Ryan. (Directed by Paul Deeb, 2014, USA, 126 minutes; Winner/CineKink 2015 Audience Choice for Best Narrative Feature)