Thanks to everyone who made our screening of Thundercrack! a success. And thanks to Dr. Greg Youmans for introducing the film.
On Saturday, a trailer truck crashed into the awning of the Egyptian theater. This has resulted in a few changes to the Seattle lesbian and gay film festival as many of the screenings that were to be held at the Egyptian this week are being moved across the street to the Broadway Performance Hall. But the big news is that the Long Haul Live, that was originally scheduled for tonight, has been rescheduled.
We will still be co-presenting the Long Haul Live, but now it will be 8 pm, November 1st at the Egyptian.
The Long Haul Live – tickets
Don’t despair over the delay because we have an even more outrageous event scheduled for next Tuesday – 7pm, October 25th – Curt McDowell and George Kuchar’s dark house comic horror bisexual porn flick, THUNDERCRACK!
October is a busy month for the Society.
TWIST: the Seattle Queer Film Festival opens tonight, October 13, and we have been invited to co-present a film. On Tuesday, October 18 9:30pm, we will be at the Egyptian with some Buckaroos introducing The Long Haul Live. So come say hi at the Seattle Erotic Cinema table before the movie which will be all about the founding of Seattle’s male revue troupe, The Buckaroos.
You can buy advanced tickets for The Long Haul Live via Stranger Tickets.
The following Tuesday, October 25 at 7 pm is Thundercrack! at the historic Grand Illusion Cinema. And we have a special guest. Greg Youmans specializes in queer cinema of the 1970s and is an assistant professor of Film Studies at Western Washington University in Bellingham and will be in Seattle to introduce the film and may even stick around of a Q&A after the 160 min film.
Thundercrack is definitely not for all tastes, think Tennessee Williams meets John Waters with hardcore sex. It is a dark and stormy night that brings a group of travelers to the creaky old estate of Mrs. Gert Hammonds. When not engaged in a sexual free for all, bizarre and often hilarious tales of gothic horror are spun as each character reveals their backstories. Just be warned that this queer adult horror comedy is known for record numbers of walkouts so while ridiculous, it’s not for the easily offended.
Thanks to Jared of Mondo Macabro for co-hosting Private Vices, Public Virtues with me tonight. I’m looking forward to delving into the DVD extras to hopefully shed some light on the film.
Join us in October for another totally different sort of erotic film, the cult-horror-porno, Thundercrack!
And thanks to all who came out to support the Seattle Erotic Cinema Society.
DeAnna Berger – Director of Seattle Erotic Cinema Society
The Seattle Erotic Cinema Society (SECS) has been hard at work designing logos and learning the basics of wordpress so that we can finally launch a basic website.
So now, we can be found on twitter, facebook, and now we have a website.
In our goal to bring world-class erotic cinema to Seattle, we host a monthly film at the Grand Illusion Cinema. Tomorrow night we will be screening Private Vices, Public Virtues and the distributor Mondo Macrabro will be selling merchandise in the lobby before the film. You can read a more complete event description here.
The Stranger has even recommended our event in their Stranger (Than Usual) Things to Do in Seattle This Week column.
In other news, lecturer and film scholar Dr David Church, who some may remember from his excellent introduction of Sex World, has a new book, Disposable Passions: Vintage Pornography and the Material Legacies of Adult Cinema. It is available now through Amazon.