Upcoming events!

Our next film event is tomorrow, when we present the edu-porn documentary, The Sensually Liberated Female (1970), with a video introduction from post-graduate researcher and guest programmer Erin Wiegand.


THE SENSUALLY LIBERATED FEMALE

7 pm, Wednesday, February 19  
Grand Illusion Cinema

Matt Cimber / 1970, USA
65 min / digital

Inspired by the best selling book The Sensuous Woman, Matt Cimber’s farcical interpretation of the white-coater, sex-ed genre is hosted by sultry voiced Linda Guiness, who takes the viewer on a journey through the sexual habits of women. From public debauchery to the integration of vegetables, the secret desires of women are explored in explicit close up! Long thought lost, Vinegar Syndrome presents The Sensually Liberated Female uncut and newly restored for the first time. [from Vinegar Syndrome]

The film will follow a short introduction by guest SECS programmer, film scholar Erin Wiegand.

*No one under 18 admitted*

 


Coming in March, the Seattle Erotica Cinema Society is putting together a 70’s Grindhouse movie night on 16mm film featuring a rare, unreleased 1978 porno written and directed by adult movie actress, Lil Anders. So watch for that announcement!

SECS Fest 2020 dates

Excited to announce that SECS FEST 2020 will be held

September 11 – 13, 2020

at the Grand Illusion Cinema

So mark your calendars!

Submissions are currently open, but the early bird deadline (December 13) is quickly approaching. You can find more information on submission deadlines either on our submissions page or at filmfreeway.com.

We cannot wait to see your erotic film!


And today is Giving Tuesday!

As a non-profit, the Seattle Erotica Cinema Society depends upon your generosity to be able to hold our annual erotic film festival, SECS FEST. Without your support, we could not exist.

So please make a gift today!

Attention Filmmakers!

Submissions for SECS FEST 2020 open on November 18!

SECS FEST 2020 will held in September at the Grand Illusion Cinema.

Want your film to be included in the festival? We accept films of nearly any running-time and genre that have a focus on human sexuality and relationships. To learn more our submission guidelines can be found here at https://www.secsfest.org/secs-fest/submissions/ or on our submission page at filmfreeway.com.

 

Thank you from SECS Fest!

SECS FEST on the Grand Illusion marquee on September 7, 2019.

Thank you for attending SECS FEST 2019.

While it was a smaller festival this year, only filling a day with erotic films, I was thrilled to see  so many happy cinema-goers having a great time.

We were terrible at photographing all of the shenanigans this year to spread all over social media, but we still captured a few moments.

Director Logan Fry at SECS FEST 2019

Logan Fry, director of RO-BOOB: THE FARTING ROBOT MONSTER made the journey to the festival and posed for a few photo ops outside of the Grand Illusion. He also agreed to talk about his film after the OUT OF THIS WORLD SHORTS.

I spoke to quite a few of you who really enjoyed and connected with the only feature length film in the festival, (W/HOLE) from queer feminist porn collective AORTA Films. Actually, the majority of the feedback received has been overwhelmingly positive.

The festival is also the time when we get to meet and talk with many of our new SECS Members, who kindly donate to the festival.

The cake served up at SECS FEST 2019

After our fetish oriented shorts program, KINK & CAKE, SECS volunteers tracked down some actual cake to serve after the program and as a historic thunder storm raged outside. Our final shorts program of the festival, LOVE LESSONS, was even periodically interrupted as the storm kept threatening to knock out our power. But the show went on!

And finally, thank you to our dedicated volunteers who worked all day and well into the night. Without you and our dedicated audience, SECS FEST couldn’t exist.

SECS FEST 2019 staff

NEKRomantik (Jorg Buttgereit / 1987 / W.Germany / 71 min)

Now that SECS FEST 2019 is finished, it is time to begin the process of fundraising for SECS FEST 2020 with the return of our monthly film at the Grand Illusion Cinema. October is a particularly challenging month to program as there aren’t many good erotic scary movies that fit the Grand Illusion’s October programming. So we welcomed the Grand Illusion’s assistance in finding a title for October.

On October 12 & 16 we are co-presenting the West German cult film NEKRomantik (1987). This is a low budget horror film with a reputation for being shocking and profoundly disturbing. While we don’t totally agree with the film’s reputation, instead finding it to be a campy gore fest with some explicit sex, it is definitely a departure from the sex-positive films we like to champion. So we will include a few content warnings with this selection, although the title provides a major clue as to the problematic content.

NEKRomantic – Saturday, October 12 – 10 pm – Grand Illusion Cinema

NEKRomantic – Wednesday, October 16 – 9 pm – Grand Illusion Cinema

SECS Fest 2019 is Saturday

The time is here for the Seattle Erotica Cinema Society’s third annual film festival – SECS FEST 2019 where you will find robots, aliens, dominance and submission, body-paint, and baking and so much more.

Programs

2 pm OUT OF THIS WORLD SHORTS
4:30 pm (W/HOLE)
6:30 pm KINK & CAKE SHORTS
9 pm LOVE LESSONS SHORTS

TICKETS: $12 (General Admission) / $10 (SECS Members)

Pre-sales until midnight (PST) or at the Box Office at the Grand Illusion Cinema which opens 1 pm on Saturday, September 7.


travel and parking

Reminder that Saturday is the University District Farmer’s Market (9 am – 2 pm) making parking more difficult to find right around the Grand Illusion Cinema, so make certain to give yourself enough time if driving.

And there is a HUSKIES game at the University of Washington at 7:30 pm on Saturday which will cause delays getting to the area. 


I hope to see you at SECS FEST 2019. Arrive early and stay all day and enjoy hours of erotic cinema.