FIAF Announces the Seventh Edition of “Animation First”

The French Institute Alliance Française announces the program for the seventh annual Animation First, the only U.S. festival dedicated to showcasing the legacy and innovation of Francophone animation. FIAF is thrilled to celebrate the seventh edition of its popular festival, which expands this year from a three-day to a six-day festival due to increased popularity, running from Tuesday, January 23 through Sunday, January 28.

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The Leather Archives & Museum is thrilled to continue Fetish Film Forum, a new monthly screening series about sex, relationships, and art. These ten erotic films spanning nine countries and six decades are stunning explorations of fetish, kink, leather, and BDSM.

Many folks in this world have made room for Christ, but we’re making room for Cristiana: Devil Nun. Sexually liberated Cristiana enjoys sex on a plane in front of the other passengers until a storm hits and sends them plummeting from the sky. She begs her higher power for help and promises to become a nun if their lives are spared. The pilot immediately regains control of the plane, and Cristiana soon enters a convent where sex remains an everlasting temptation….

This screening of Cristiana: Devil Nun is co-presented by Corinne Halbert, a psychedelic horror artist obsessed with 1970s cult films and vintage comics. She is also the creator of Acid Nun.

Trailer for Cristiana: Devil Nun can be found here.

Fetish Film Forum trailer can be found here.

Full synopsis and ticketing can be found on the LA&M’s website here.

Cinema Crazed’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the holidays once again, and this year has been a hectic one for the self respecting movie geek. As is the case we’re introducing a handful of movies and TV shows that will make wonderful gifts for you or the movie lover in your life.

Remember that when you buy through us, you also support Cinema Crazed. We’re also always accepting donations, if you want to show us some love for our hard work and coverage.

Happy Christma-hannu-kwaanzaa-ka to you, and a Festivus for the rest of us.

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Happy Halloween from Cinema Crazed

It’s our favorite day of the year, and as always we’d like to kick off the last day of “Halloween Horror Month” with a partaking in our favorite music video of all time: 1983’s Thriller!

Rick Baker, Jon Landis, Vincent Price, Micheal Jackson, Ola Ray, Werewolves, Zombies, Dancing Zombies, Break Dancing Zombies, Dream Sequences, what more can you ask for?

Have a safe, happy, sinister Samhaim.

Be sure to check out Felix Vasquez’s newest book “Super Schlock”!

Now Available on Paperback and Kindle, in the 1990’s the concept of superhero entertainment was still considered a big gamble for major studios like Sony and Warner Bros. Superheroes and their live action counterparts were confined to television series, and low budget productions, giving way to a slew of colorful, odd, and obscure crime fighters. “Super Schlock” takes a tongue in cheek but loving look back to a decade where Blank Man and the Planet Patrol walked so that blockbusters like “The Avengers” and “Black Panther” could run.

Facets and House of Movie Monsters Brings You the SUPER-HORROR-RAMA! Film Series – October 13th-15th

This October on Friday the 13th Weekend, don’t miss the grassroots horror event of the year as Barry Kaufman of House of Monsters and John McDevitt of FACETS present SUPER-HORROR-RAMA!, three days of movie madness recalling the halcyon days of drive-in horror marathons!

Screenings will be held at FACETS, located at 1517 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614. Full series description and ticketing can be found on Eventbrite here. Single Tickets are $12, Triple Feature tickets are $20, and Series Passes (which include all 8 films) are $40.

This October on Friday the 13th Weekend, experience three nights of supershockers with a focus on meta-horror, witch flicks, and video nasties!

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In Anticipation of “TMNT,” American Tortoise Rescue Asks Parents to Buy Toys Not Turtles

American Tortoise Rescue, the first national turtle and tortoise rescue, is sending a plea to parents – buy toys, not turtles. Seth Rogen, a producer on the film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem,” saw the first Ninja Turtles movie as a youngster in 1990, the same year ATR was founded, and is expected to draw more crowds than in the past. History shows that after the release of a series of these successful Ninja Turtles movies, turtles lose their lives through the pet trade. Most of the turtles have been scooped out of the wild to be sold in pet stores or over the internet.

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