Smokin' Hot Erotic European Cinema at the IXFF!
The biggest news in erotic cinema is happening Saturday, September 18th, through Thursday September 23rd, as legendary Bay Area pleasure product retailers and educators Good Vibrations present the Fifth Annual Independent Erotic Film Festival (IXFF). There's five nights of screenings and parties, culminating in the premiere of the 2010 international Independent Erotic Film competition at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco- with Peaches Christ and Dr. Carol Queen as MCs!
The Tuesday night program is a highlight of the event, with a showing of dee-licious European erotic short films, curated by popular Amsterdam-based American director Jennifer Lyon Bell. The showing is at the Red Vic, one of San Francisco's most relaxed and cozy independant theaters, and will be followed by a Q&A with Bell. Why not make a night of it, with a romantic Ethiopian dinner or cocktails at Alembic on Haight St. before the show?
We interviewed Bell when she was banned from screening at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival (yes, MUFF!) by the Australian Classification Board.
She spoke to us about issues of censorship, and the freedom independent film festivals provide for artistic erotic vision.
Bell discusses the difference between working in Europe and working in the US:
The film Bell is showing, Matinée, is a great example of what creative freedom can give rise to. The Euro Cinema screening will be an opportunity to speak with this award-winning director in person, hobnob with lots of sexy alt-porn folks, and relax on couches in the warm vibe of the Red Vic. A fabulous evening out- we'll be there for sure!