NYC Screening of the Academy of Burlesque Documentary

Go Indigo!


(SEATTLE, WA) – A WINK AND A SMILE makes its NYC premiere at CMJ’s Music Marathon and Film Festival

Friday, Oct. 24 at Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St. (at Laight Street).
Go-go dancers Sugar Magnolia and Miss Fleur de Lys will launch WINK’S weekend burly blowout, warming up audiences at 6:45 p.m. at the theater.
Film begins at 7:15 p.m. Tickets available at under A Wink and a Smile.

In celebration of WINK’S East Coast debut, Miss Valentine’s at Midnight and The Swedish Housewife present a special evening on Saturday, Oct. 25 with stars of the film – Miss Indigo Blue, The Swedish Housewife, Mercury Troy and New York City’s very own Little Brooklyn and Leroi the Girl Boi at Duane Park, 157 Duane St. (between West Broadway and Hudson).

Doors open at 11 p.m. Show begins at 11:30 p.m.
There is a $25 cover charge with a two drink minimum.
Location details at
For reservations call 212.732.5555.

A WINK AND A SMILE follows the lives of ten ordinary women doing something extraordinary – learning the artful striptease. The students of Seattle’s Academy of Burlesque have six weeks to peel and reveal their way into audiences’ hearts with little more than a tassel and a twirl. Burlesque professionals present entertaining, satirical and beautiful performances to illustrate lectures by the Academy’s founder and headmistress, Miss Indigo Blue. Modern chamber music, romantic crooning and romping circus tunes round out the lively 90-minute musical documentary now touring the U.S. to sold-out houses, great reviews, and smiling audiences. This is Deirdre Timmons directorial debut. A reporter of 15 years, she was intrigued by the variety of provocateurs and the riveting performances in this reemerging American art form.

“Men and women of all ages, colors and body types are boldly throwing down hilarious and stunning striptease acts that made me laugh, cry, and sometimes wonder, "How did they do that?" says Timmons. “I set out to draw back the velvet curtain and give the world a peek into this simultaneously intimate experience and very public artform.”

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