“By The People” wins Cinekink 2017 Best Documentary Short Award

CHICAGO — A new documentary about the Leather Archives & Museum won the Best Documentary Short award at the recent Cinekink 2017 film festival in New York City, NY.

While the film will continue to screen at festivals throughout the year, the LA&M is making screening copies available to Leather / kink / BDSM / fetish community events.  For more information, please contact the LA&M.

“By The People: 25 Years of Community Archiving at the Leather Archives & Museum” is a 39 minute documentary short from High Moo Productions.  The film illustrates the rise of the LA&M from Chuck Renslow’s basement to the professional institution it is today – all thanks to ongoing community efforts.

Filmmaker Christina Court demonstrates how professional archiving and public display of alternative sex culture are acts of activism, and a path toward ending the stigma and shame that many in mainstream society often place on those with kinky inclinations.

Upcoming Screenings

CLAW 2017
March 14-19, 2017
Cleveland, OH
Date & Time: Saturday April 29, 1:30 – 3pm Room TBA
http://www.clawinfo.org

International Mr. Leather
May 25-29, 2017
Chicago, IL
Date & Time: TBA
http://www.imrl.com

Southeast Leatherfest
June 22-25, 2017
Atlanta, GA
Date & Time: TBA
http://www.seleatherfest.com

International Leather Sir\boy Contest
September 1-4, 2017
Dallas, TX
Date & Time: TBA
http://www.ilsb-icbb.com/