I am really getting excited about Cinekink! I am looking at the schedule of all the films and I wish I could go to NY for the whole festival and watch all the films, but alas I am just a poor telcom worker. I can’t get that many days out of work, and I can’t afford a hotel for that long.
What I am most proud of is the fact that a bunch of the films are directed by women! The festival is even ran by a woman! Typically that is not the case. I have a poster in my office that I bought from the Guerrilla Girls. You can see the stats up top.
The film I am most excited to see is Graphic Sexual Horror. I can’t wait to see this film partly because it is a documentary, but mostly because the directors are also women, and this is one statement I found on a blog:
In the directors’ own statement:
“In making this film about such an unpopular subject, both Anna and I agreed that we wanted to paint an accurate picture of what we saw. We did not want to sway our audience to a particular point of view. Several people that screened for us found this to be unnerving. They wanted to be told what to think.”
I find it so interesting that in thier film and my film we both try to let the viewer come to their own conclusion. I think this is part of the style of a woman director. I haven’t seen their film, but I am interested in finding out how they accomplished their goal, and if it tormented them as much as it did me.