Happy 2018!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2018 in Monthly screening, News |

Thank you for a fantastic year. After our launch in July 2017, with a screening of Sex World at the Grand Illusion Cinema, we have hosted 13 film screenings and held our very first erotic film festival, SECS Fest. And without so much community support, it couldn’t have happened.

And now, we are back at work putting together film programs for 2018.

So we begin 2018 with a sexual voyage into the NYC underground art salons in Shortbus (2006), John Cameron Mitchell’s follow up to Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Sex-therapist Sophia Lin (Sook-Yin Lee) reveals in a session that she has never actually had an orgasm. And so we are brought into the sex lives of some unique characters who are also seeking connection and finally, they converge at an erotic salon hosted by Mx Justin Vivian Bond.

Shortbus is, according to Variety, “unquestionably the most sexually graphic American narrative feature ever made outside the porn industry.” And John Cameron Mitchell achieved this by making a comic romance with unsimulated sex, that appreciates the humanity of the act.

So join us on January 18th for Shortbus. Note: the starting time has not yet been posted.

And finally, submissions are open for SECS FEST 2018. So spread the word and finish up those erotic films as we would love to see them at our second festival.

 

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“First, we’ll have an orgy. Then we’ll go see Tony Bennett.”

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Monthly screening |

 

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
d. Paul Mazurski
Elliot Gould, Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Dyan Cannon

The Seattle Erotic Cinema Society monthly film event is this Thursday. We are so excited to present Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice on 35mm. When Roger Ebert reviewed the film, he correctly points out that “it isn’t really about wife swapping at all, but about the epidemic of moral earnestness that’s sweeping our society right now.” One reason Bob & Carol… remains relevant is that it is a sly comedy of manners about honesty in marriage. So while at times the film feels a bit dated, we still identify with Bob and Carol’s optimistic experimentation with open marriage and Ted and Alice’s discomfort with their friends’ improprieties.

So join us for an exploration of non-monogamy on the silver screen. The Stranger recommends it. And if you are still not convinced, there are all of the groovy 1960s fashions.

And for once, we are showing a completely non-explicit, Rated R, mainstream(ish) movie.

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Thursday, December 14, 7:30 pm

Grand Illusion Cinema

Tickets are $9 / $5 for members  (cash only)

 

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Now Accepting Submissions for SECS FEST 2018

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in News, submissions, Website |

 

Submissions for the 2018 festival opened on Film Freeway on November 1st. However, we were in the process of transitioning the website to SECSFEST.org, so the announcement didn’t go out. Despite this minor complication, filmmakers are already finding the festival through filmfreeway.org.

So polish up that erotic film that you’ve had in the works and submit it before the end of the early bird deadline on December 1st.

We are also had at work selecting films for our monthly screenings at the Grand Illusion Cinema. While the next films have not yet been confirmed, I can say to expect the films to be a bit more mainstream and less explicit, but the film we’ve selected for November is super sexy. Hopefully, we will be able to announce the title any day now.

And we finally have a newsletter. If you would like to subscribe to receive updates in your inbox, you can subscribe now.

See you at the November event.

 

 

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