Best of SECS Fest begins Tuesday

Starting on Tuesday, July 2nd, is our Best of SECS Fest series.

On July 2, we revisit the opening feature of 2018, Fantasy by director Dashiell Demeter. Fantasy is about a couple who begins a very unusual and surprising relationship counselling with Dr. Harvey Bunuel.

Synopsis:

Nina and Norman are in a bit of a troubled relationship. In an attempt to improve their marriage, Nina books an appointment with renowned sex therapist Dr. Harvey Buñuel. Over the course of five sessions Harvey has them participate in surreal therapy methods that are designed to help with their intimacy problems.

Details:

FANTASY
Directed by Dashiell Demeter
USA, 2017
63 minutes

Tuesday, July 2 – 9 pm
Grand Illusion Cinema
$10 (general admission)
$7 (Students/Seniors)
$5 (Members)
Box office opens 30 min prior. Cash only.

*No one under 18 admitted*

Coming in August –

BEST of SECS Fest – Shorts
Wednesday, August 21 – 9pm
Grand Illusion Cinema

CineKink comes to Seattle

The Seattle Erotic Cinema Society is teaming up with CineKink, to bring the Best of CinKink 2018 to Seattle on Saturday, November 24.

A special evening of films that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality will screen as CineKink, “the kinky film festival,” hits Seattle for a hot, one-night stand!

Saturday, November 24 – 9 pm
BEST OF CINEKINK / 2018
The award-winning selections in this sex-positive and kink-friendly showcase range from documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, mildy spicy to quite explicit – and everything in between!

Program includes:
ASIAN MAN, WHITE WOMAN / Woody Hu
DON’T CALL ME / Olympe De G.
CRUISING ELSEWHERE / Ryan White
F*CK YES: THREESOME / Jessica King
YES CAMPAIGN / Ms. Naughty
LIBRARY HOURS / Jim Vendiola
QUEEN KONG / Monica Strambini
MORNING AFTER / Patricia Chica
THE MERMINATOR / Heidi Ho
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WRITING IN BED / Shine Louise Houston

LOCATION
Grand Illusion Cinema
1405 NE 50th Street
Seattle, WA 98105
http://www.grandillusioncinema.org/

ADMISSION
Admission is $12; $10 Students/Seniors; $8 Grand Illusion, SECS, Cinekink members
18 and over only.

ADVANCE TICKETS
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3819067
SPONSORS:
National tour sponsors for CineKink/2018 are Bowery Bliss, Film Festival Secrets, njoy, Purple Passion and PunkPop, with local support from the Seattle Erotic Cinema Society.

INFO
For more information, visit http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/tour/tour-2018/seattle/

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Documentary film about Indian sex columnist

We are doing something a bit different for our July film event. Instead of showing an erotic feature film or a piece of classic pornography, we are showing a documentary film; a documentary film about sex!
Our mission as a sex-positive organization, is to bring to topic of sexuality out of the shadows and into a dark theater for all to see and discuss, with the hope that we are helping to make the subject a little less taboo. So when we stumbled upon a film about an Indian physician, Dr. Mahinder Watsa, who was doing the same thing in a place where people are even more misinformed about human sexuality due to cultural taboos, we had to include the film in our monthly series.

“Ask the Sexpert is a feature length documentary about Dr. Mahinder Watsa, a highly popular 93-year-old sex advice columnist for a daily newspaper in Mumbai. Despite sex being a taboo topic in India, the column’s brand of non-moralistic advice and humor has emboldened many to write in with their questions. The columnist gains popularity even while a ban on comprehensive sex education in schools is adopted by approximately a third of India’s states.”

[box] Ask the Sexpert
Vaishali Sinha / 2017, India-USA
83min / digital
Thursday, July 12 at 7 pm
Grand Illusion Cinema
Tickets: $9 (General Admission), $5 (members) – cash only [/box]

 

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May Movies

As there is only 4 months until SECS FEST 2018 (Sept 7-9), SECS staff are busy watching submissions and making plans for September. However, we are also still holding special screenings each month of features that won’t be at the festival and for May, we are joining forces with Something Weird and the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) to bring the new 2K restoration of TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE (1970).

TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE was thought to be among Edward Wood Jr.'s lost films. Made in 1970 after a 10 year hiatus, Wood wrote, directed, and appears as Alecia, in this comedic sexploitation romp.
Edward D. Wood, Jr. was the filmmaker behind PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE and the author of hundreds of novels, including KILLER IN DRAG. He was a pall-bearer at Bela Lugosi's funeral. Wood fought in the Pacific Ocean theater during World War II while wearing a bra and panties under his uniform. Basically, there will never be another hero like Ed Wood. And there will never be another movie like TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE. Unseen for almost fifty years, this is a surreal sexploitation detective comedy that would feel right at home on a triple-bill with John Waters’s MULTIPLE MANIACS and Russ Meyer’s THE IMMORAL MR. TEAS. With delirious narration by Wood himself, positive depictions of LGBTQ relationships, and a miraculous role by Ed Wood in drag as “Alecia,” TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE is a joyous swan song from one of the most seminal exploitation filmmakers of all time.

After being unavailable for decades, AGFA and Something Weird are behind the brand new 2K Restoration that we will be exhibiting. And AGFA's Joe Ziemba and Sebastian del Castillo will be present to introduce the film and delve into the work's history and importance among Ed Wood's filmography.

TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE
Thursday, May 24 – 9 pm
Grand Illusion Cinema
Advance tickets

We are still accepting submissions for SECS FEST 2018, but the final deadline is rapidly approaching. So make sure that you finish and submit your erotic film by June 1 and we’ll see you at the festival!