Erotic Film Showcase
The Seattle Erotic Art Festival Film Exhibition, held at the Grand Illusion Cinema, will include four programs over three days: Dennis Nyback’s Stag Party Special, Dennis Nyback’s Ooh, La, La! A History of Lingerie!, Remedy, a Feature Film from Cheyenne Picardo, & right after the art exhibition closes, An Erotic Short Film Showcase.
Programs and Schedule
Dennis Nyback’s Stag Party Special – Friday August 2, 2013 – 7pm – $12
Dennis Nyback digs into his immense collection of rare original 16mm films for this program of truly great risque and hard core stag film rarities instespersed with a selection of “nudie cuties”, “tease films”, and “soundies”.
For as long as there have been movies, there have been films of people having sex, and so from the very beginning of the history cinema, there has been pornography, or stag films as they were known back in the day. Prior to 1970, stag films were illegal to make, possess, or to view, but it is likely due to the illicit nature of the stag film that lends them their unique charm.
For Stag Party Special, Dennis Nyback presents five great stag films from the first half of the 20th century. Like the porno film of today, stag films, even the great ones, can be a bit tedious. So to keep Stag Party Special light and fun, other types of vintage naughty films are interspersed throughout. Among these are short “tease” films and “nudie cuties” that are the same vintage as the stag, but were within the legal limits of what could be shown.
On August 2, Dennis Nyback will bring his selection of highly entertaining stag films to the Grand Illusion Cinema. This cinema program is both an education in the art of eroticism in vintage film and highly entertaining. Plus, who doesn’t want to spend a couple of hours watching beautiful starlets undress for the camera in exciting an creative ways.
Dennis Nyback’s Ooh, La, La! A History of Lingerie! – Saturday August 3 – 5pm – $12
An exploration of the history of lingerie in cinema from 1915, through the 1950s, all on 16mm film. The program is made up for soft core cinema rarities that were illegal to possess, but by today’s standards are quite tame, but remain titillating. Included are men’s films, an educational short film on the proper way to undress, and a strip tease from Dixie Evens, “The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque”.
Remedy, a film by The One That Got Away - Saturday August 3 – 7pm – $12
Remedy is a psychological drama, set in a New York City dungeon. This film explores the good, the bad, the offensive, the cruel, the hysterical, and the plain weird aspects of the commercial BDSM world, without passing judgment. It gives insight into what this world is like, but only as fast as Remedy herself gets the information, and no faster. Remedy previously screened at CineKinkNYC, where it won the Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature.
An Erotic Short Film Showcase – Sunday, August 4 – 5 pm – $12
A collection of short films, ranging from 5 to 40 minutes in length. You’ll see a modern day re-imagining of a classical myth, an erotic comedy set in an limousine, a documentary about a day in the life of a German dominatrix, a glimpse into the making of a pornographic film, a playful sexual fantasy, and so much more. Included are some award winning films from Germany’s Fetsch Film Festival 2012 and even a short that has previously appeared at Hump!
Prometeo (Prometheus) (6 min, Spain) Dir. Ignacio F. Rodó, Josep M. Gifreu, Laia R. San Juan
A couple meets at a pool at night. He has a proposal and feels like playing. However, she has her own plans and will not accept easily.
KRUTCH (USA, 5min) Dir. Clark Matthews
A steamy experimental short exploring perception, sexuality, disability and gender on the streets and sheets of New York City.
The Chauffeur (USA, 23 min) Dir. Maud Ferrari
Audrey is late for an audition and out of desperation, she begs for a ride from Tony, the chauffeur of a luxury car. As this comic tale of service unfolds, Audrey discovers what it means to be the boss.
IMPACT (USA, 6 min) Dir. Molina Williams
What is your experience in viewing the intersection of BDSM with voyeurism? The viewer becomes voyeur in this short that explores the emotional impact of witnessing a series of consensual and kinky interactions through the shifting lens of emotional ‘spin.’ Will the impact of the emotional journey of the subject mirror, contradict, challenge, arouse, confuse, repel, intrigue? Only you will know what the real impact is.
Trains (USA, 9 min) Dir. Paul Deeb
“Eroticism is a state wherein we move toward a known destination with various stops along the way. The power of the experience is not merely one of arriving at the destination; how the journey toward it is managed plays an equal part”.
Jumpcut (Netherlands, 5 min) Dir Saskia Quax
Jumpcut allows you to playfully experience the particular sexual fantasy of one young woman — a fantasy in which no words are spoken. Everyone experiences sexuality in their own way, no matter who holds the reins. In the end it is love is what binds us.p
My Day with Tarna (Germany, 40 min) Dir Chris Caliman
“Sometimes you have to befoul yourself to come to yourself”
And intimate portrait of Lady Tarna, a dominatrix from Berlin. In talking about her life, her clients, and the scenes she engages in, she reveals the extreme passions, frustrations, and sadness of her path.
Films Only at the Showbox SoDo…
The Waiting Room Shadows (Italy, 6 min) Dir Alessandro Amaducci
The Chauffeur and My Day with Tarna appear courtesy of Germany’s Fetisch Film Festival 2012.