Artists Television Access Opening Party and Benefit for Poor Magazine.
May 22nd, 7:30 PM
Join us for our opening party and screening, "POWER RESET" Wednesday May 22nd, 7:30 PM. Benefit for Poor Magazine in Honor of Laure McElroy. Artists Television Access, 992 Valencia, NOTAFLAF. Sex worker scholarships!
Power Reset is one of our very best programs, challenging, accessible, sexy and righteous! Many film makers will be here in person including Kira Matica!
PJ Starr will be live, in person, launching a DVD of her award winning movie screened at the 2017 Fest (No Human Involved).
7:30 PM - 10:15PM
Night at the Club Kira Matica (9:56-2018, USA) A surreal feminist dance manifesto: United by the joint forces of a slow night and a moralizing do-gooder, four strippers subvert the prevailing narrative about themselves by irreverently imitating it and replacing it with their own embodied story. Kira Matica in person!
Is friendship legal under SESTA?FOSTA ? Ms Zoe Cat/Salty Brine/Juba Kalamka (18:00-2019, USA) Three friends, who happen to be sex workers, meet up in Las vegas, for fun shows and homemade porn, discussions of what is and is not legal under SESTA/FOSTA, and how that affects the supportive aspects of friendship.
No Democracy Here Liad Hussein Kantarowicz (25:00 – 2018, Israël) "No Democracy Here" deals with political domination. Liad, a lefty human rights defender dominatrix, re-educates her right-wing-leaning obedient submissive slaves to follow upstanding leftist ethos and morals. Morals such as like freedom of movement, economic justice, direct democracy, and human rights. She accomplishes this through domination practices such as humiliation, doggy-training, coercion, and administration of pain. (It's all consensual!)
H'Or PJ Starr, The Incredible Edible Akynos (15:11- 2019, USA) We know how to have sex, we know how to take control. H'Or (2018) reclaims the spaces in which sex workers are tokenized and reduced, creating a set of truths by talking back. Originally a message for non-sex workers who created a "sex worker festival" in 2018 that treated activists like "pieces of meat," we were not content to limit ourselves to this unworthy adversary. We dreamed more expansively, turning the tables on retail, putting sex and work back into stag films, exposing wives and #himtoo, declining to show a single red umbrella and wresting back control of symbols or our oppression (in this case, the sewing machine). The Incredible, Edible, (MF) Akynos (conceptual artist) and PJ Starr (film director), with Headmistress Jo and Monica Jones. PJ Starr in person!
Hello, meet Kyoko for Phone Sex Remko Geursen, Anniek Schreuders (46:51-2018, Netherlands)
Kelly (25) is a phone sex worker. When at work, she steps into her alter ego Kyoko: a beautiful, sexy Japanese woman. Clients call her for a quick fix: an orgasm. Regular clients also call her for intimacy and personal conversations. Kelly wants to stop with her phone sex job, but finds it complicated.