SECS Fest 2023: Full Festival Pass

Fri, Nov 10, 2023 at 7pm

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The SECS Fest Full Festival Pass is for a pass to all 8 screenings at the Grand Illusion Cinema - November 10 - 12

Friday, November 10 @  7:00 PM – Grand Illusion Cinema

BIRDER (90 min.)

A bird watcher, Kristian Brooks, invades a nude queer campground on a remote lake in New Hampshire. He wears whatever cover he needs to ensnare the locals in his dark fetish in this nightmarish erotic thriller. Consent has never been more deadly. [Note: Contains scenes combining sex and murder.]

Director Nate Dushku is scheduled to attend!

Preceding the feature film will be the short film IMPENETRABLE (4 min.)


Friday, November 10 @  9:30 PM – Grand Illusion Cinema

EROTIC RENDEZVOUS Shorts Program (94 min.)

Take a trip to the erotic side in this program of short films about the very sexy possibilities of both traveling and staying at home! From hotel room meet-ups and public cruising, to party preparations and quiet bath time, anywhere can become a sexy place in these tantalizing cinematic journeys.

Saturday, November 11 @ 3:00 pm – Grand Illusion Cinema

SCI-FI, LO-FI, DIY Shorts Program (96 min.)

From sci-fi weirdness to campy comedy, this shorts program explores the creative possibilities of generating high eroticism on low budgets! The indie and DIY traditions are alive and well (and horny) in this wild and funny mix of genres and styles.


Saturday, November 11 @ 5:00 pm – Grand Illusion Cinema

WORK IT Shorts Program (103 min.)

At a time when sex workers’ rights continue to be under fire, this shorts program of documentaries, fictional narratives, and experimental films offers provocative and valuable new perspectives on the sometimes messy intersections of sex and labor.

Saturday, November 11 @ 7:00 pm – Grand Illusion Cinema

Archival Feature: PANDORA’S MIRROR (94 min.)

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Pandora (Veronica Hart) visits a small antique shop where a large mirror catches her attention, seemingly casting a spell over her. Despite warnings by the shop keeper to be wary of its enveloping powers of sensuality, Pandora cannot overcome her strange desire to gaze into it, each time learning a bit more about the mirror’s debauched past and its corrupting powers….


Sunday, November 12 @ 3:00 pm – Grand Illusion Cinema

SMASHING THE GENDER BINARY Shorts Program (91 min.)

Transgender and genderqueer themed films take center stage in this dazzling array of fictional and documentary shorts. Alternately funny, heartfelt, and (of course) very sexy, these films fuck the gender norms that limit our abilities to live and love.


Sunday, November 12 @ 5:00 pm – Grand Illusion Cinema

VISIONS OF LOVE Shorts Program (93 min.)

Romance blooms in many forms in this strange and magical program of short films. From fictional narratives to experimental works, these poetic and fantastical films will dazzle your senses, warm your heart, and just might tingle your bits.


Sunday, November 12 @ 7:00 pm – Grand Illusion Cinema

A MES AMOURS (87 min.)

Loving couple Elisa and Samuel are on vacation in their home in the south of France. Samuel is a director working on his next film. Elisa is an actress, working through a complicated period in her career. The couple decide to invite Lola, a sociology student from San Francisco, to stay with them for the summer to aid her research on gender norms and gender in heterosexual monogamous relationships. An immediate attraction develops among the three of them. Can Elisa and Samuel imagine a more modern and less conservative conception of love?

Preceding the feature film will be the short film: MIDNIGHT TRYST (29 min.)

*No one under 18 admitted*

COVID GUIDELINES at the Grand Illusion Cinema:

  • Masks remain required for weekend screenings before 6pm and for select special event screenings as noted. 😷 
  • Masks are encouraged for all other screenings, but not required. 
  • Why are we doing this? Our aim is to make seeing movies here safe and comfortable for everyone. In addition, the cinema is operated 100% by volunteers and we are trying to keep them healthy!


SECS Fest is powered by Shunpike

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Grand Illusion Cinema

1403 NE 50TH ST.