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For Immediate Release

July 29, 2009

Media Contact: Camilla Lombard
Festival Director
(650) 207-0917
Good Vibrations
(415) 974-8985 ext. 201

IXFF Celebrates Indie Filmmakers with a Week of Events in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (July 29, 2009): Ever wonder what you might see if people made their own sexy films?  Find out for yourself! Good Vibrations, the legendary Bay Area company that takes pride in providing accurate information on sexuality and toys for grown-ups, announces its Fourth Annual Independent Erotic Film Festival (also known as IXFF) with a week’s worth of screenings and parties culminating with the premiere of the 2009 IXFF Independent Erotic Film competition at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. Arty, edgy, funny, sexy, it’s all there!

This year, the festival will be co-presented by Vibratex, a world leader in innovative toys for grown-ups. Good Vibrations Festival Director Camilla Lombard says “Last year’s festival was standing room only and a huge success. So much so that we decided we needed to expand it into more than a screening at the Castro. We are incredibly excited about the plethora of events we have planned for this year. And we are sure that San Franciscans will be, too!”

Peaches Christ of Midnight Mass fame will host the Castro Theatre premiere set in an early-1960’s style cocktail party theme complete with hot jazz and cool cocktails.  Entertaining Staff Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen will co-host and offer film buffs her educated opinion. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their swankiest cocktail attire and enjoy short films by some of the best independent erotic filmmakers of our time.

THE WEEK OF EVENTS (visit for the entire schedule and up-to-the-minute information)

Saturday, September 12th: IXFF 09 Kick-off party at El Rio!
Celebrate Good Vibrations' Fourth Annual Independent Erotic Film Festival with a special release screening of indie-porn legend Courtney Trouble’s new film, Speakeasy.  Join the filmmaker for a special screening, and get hot and bothered by some of San Francisco’s hottest burlesque!  Enjoy a patio clip-show, spin the Wheel of Pleasure and win free prizes, and warm up for five days of erotic cinema!
When: Saturday, September 12th    
Time: 9:00 pm
Cost: $7
Where: El Rio
3158 Mission St (@ Cesar Chavez), San Francisco, CA
Sunday, September 13th: Blue Movie night at Amnesia - $10
Utter the secret password and enter into a lost world of titillating taboo, hosted by Dr. Carol Queen, Ph.D, who will present vintage erotic cinema from the ‘20s through the ‘60s.  Travel back in time and discover the history of hotness. Plus – peep show girls, naughty puppets, and special musical performances! 
When: Sunday, September 13th    
Time: 9:00 pm
Cost: $8
Where: Amnesia
853 Valencia St between 19th and 20th, San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, September 15th: BDSM – It’s Not What You Think screening and Q&A with director Erin Palmquist
Get inside the world of BDSM with this special screening with documentary filmmaker Erin Palmquist, creator of BDSM: It’s Not What You Think at the Center for Sex and Culture.  Admire the fine fashions of Dark Garden corsetry as models perch on pedestals at the pre-screening cocktail party.  Director Q&A to follow the screening, hosted by Dr. Carol Queen, Ph.D.
When: Tuesday, September 15th
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $10
Where: Center for Sex and Culture
1519 Mission Street between 11th and South Van Ness, San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, September 16th: Georgina Spelvin presents – The Devil in Miss Jones at the Lumiere Theatre
Adult film royalty Georgina Spelvin presents the 1974 classic, The Devil in Miss Jones, followed by a Q&A with Georgina herself!  Dr. Carol Queen, Ph.D will MC and moderate.  Meet the star and get in the mood at the pre-party at the Good Vibrations Polk Street Store.
When: Wednesday, September 16th    
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $10.50
Where: Lumiere Theatre
1572 California St
San Francisco, CA 94109-4708
Pre-Party and book signing from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Where: Good Vibrations Polk Street Gallery
1620 Polk Street (at Sacramento Street)
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 345-0400 
Wednesday, September 16th: April Flores’ Love Toy Art Show & “Glamazons” DVD Release party
Good Vibrations is proud to present limited edition artist renditions of leading Big Beautiful Women (BBW) star April Flores’ Voluptuous CyberSkin Love Toy. Twelve world-renowned Los Angeles and four San Francisco-based artists designed one-of-a-kind creations using plaster molds of the April Flores toy as their canvas. Participating artists include Axis, Carlos Batts, COOP, Jim Mahfood, Kime Buzzelli, Kozy & Dan, Misha, Small Paul, Brian Donnelly (Toronto), Stephan Kasner, Dr. Carol Queen, Ph.D and Robert Lawrence.
When: Wednesday, September 16th    
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Where: Good Vibrations Polk Street Gallery
1620 Polk Street (at Sacramento Street)
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 345-0400 
Thursday, September 17th: Premiere of the 2009 IXFF Independent Erotic Film competition at the Castro Theatre!
Shaken, or stirred?  Before the film rolls, step into the Pleasure upstairs at the Castro Theatre, where the drinks are cold, the dancers are hot, and guests spin to win free prizes to the sounds of live jazz and sultry burlesque.  Then head downstairs to see what’s hot as IXFF finalists compete for the audience choice award and $1,500.  The screening will be hosted by indie film queen and drag celebrity extraordinaire, Peaches Christ, along with the internationally recognized author, expert and sexologist, Dr. Carol Queen, Ph.D. 
When: Thursday, September 17th
Time: PRE-PARTY 7:00 - 8:00 pm, SCREENING: 8:00pm
Cost: $10 Screening, $10 VIP Pre-party
Where: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 345-0400

Thursday, September 17th
IXFF After-Party
The party doesn’t end when the curtain falls. Come join the filmmakers and local celebs at the IXFF after-party at Trigger Bar in the Castro. Enjoy a signature “Erotic” cocktail for $5.00 and mingle with your fellow film lovers.
When: Thursday, September 17th
Time: AFTER-PARTY 10:00
Cost: No charge to Festival goers
Where: Trigger, 2344 Market Street in SF

For more information, visit See the entire schedule and up-to-the-minute information here.

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