We had a fantastic time brining Thundercrack to Seattle audiences last week, but tomorrow, we are helping with the final screening at Twist: Seattle’s Queer Film Festival – The Long Haul Live. We will have a table where you can talk to us about the Seattle Erotic Cinema Society and our annual festival, SECS Fest. All while supporting queer film and enjoying a film about local male entertainers. Tickets for the Long Haul Live, 8 pm November 1 at the Egyptian.
Also happening on November 1st, we will be accepting submissions for SECS Fest. So finish your films and get them ready for our eyes and if you submit before December 16th, submission fees are only $10 for short films and $20 for features.
If you are wondering what kinds of original film projects we are considering:
Films of any length may be submitted.
There are no genre restrictions. Films may be documentary, experimental, narrative, animated, etc.
There are no restrictions based on explicit sexual content, except that depicted sex-acts are between consenting adults (18 years-old or over).
Beyond that, you should decide what qualifies as an erotic film and share it with us.
Our next screening at the Grand Illusion Cinema is coming soon. Make sure to put Barbara Broadcast, 7pm Monday November 14th on your calendar. You won’t want to miss Barbara Broadcast, “playful, funny and beautifully made film for grownups, a celebration of carnality and earthly delights shot with an artist’s eye for composition and set to an excellent score.”
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.