Cucalorus

Midday Interviews 11/7/14
2:47 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Midday Interview: Anthony Reynolds

Anthony Reynolds has been acting onscreen since 1993, but since 2001 he has also been producing films. His latest effort, an intense 22-minute short film called Times Like Dying, will be shown at Cucalorus on Thursday, November 13 at 7:15 at Thalian Hall. It is set in the mountains of NC in the year 1887, when the railroad is buying the farmer's land at a pittance to expand the railroad.  When the Dixon brothers won't sell to the bank someone kills all their cattle, and the situation only worsens from there. For more details visit Cucalorus.org

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Midday Interviews 8/7/14
2:18 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Midday Interview: Film Festival Programmer Shona Thomson

Shona Thomson and Jemila Ericson

Today's guest, film festival programmer Shona Thomson is with us all the way from Edinburgh, Scotland.  Lucky us, Thomson is here for two weeks asartist-in-residence for the upcoming film festival, Cucalorus. In preparation for the much-beloved upcoming Cucalorus film festival, Thomson is here to tell us about two exciting events she has planned.

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Midday Interview -2/25/14
1:09 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Midday Interview: Dan Brawley on "An Evening on the Red Carpet"

Mary Bradley and the Cucalorus Guys at WHQR!
Staff

 

Today I talked with Dan Brawley, Director of the Cucalorus Film Foundation and Cucalorus Film Festival.  They have a fundraiser coming up Sunday night from 7:30 to midnight at EUE Screen Gems called An Evening on the Red Carpet.  Tickets available at Cucalorus.org

 

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Midday Interview -11/13/13
12:47 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Midday Interview: The Filmmakers of "Bound By Sea" -Showing Saturday at Thalian Hall

Bound By Sea, the Filmmakers in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

The film Bound By Sea will show Saturday, 10AM, at the Thalian Main Stage during the Cucalorus Film Festival. Guest host Pat Marriott interviewed Nate Daniel and Jack Viorel, the filmmakers and one of the stars of the locally produced movie. For more information on the film and the Cucalorus festival visit the Bound By Sea webpage on the Cucolorus website.

 

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Midday Interviews -July 12, 2013
2:05 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Midday Interview: Dan Brawley, Director of Cucalorus

Dan Brawley is the director of Cucalorus, Wilmington’s homegrown but internationally known film festival. The festival is held in November, but submissions are being accepted right now.  There is also Surfalorus next week, and Cucalorus Camp in late July.  More details available at Cucalorus.org

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Local
10:52 am
Thu November 8, 2012

In Cucalorus, Film and Dance Are Inseparable

Dancers rehearse "Beautiful Lives" at The Dance Cooperative.

Tonight in Wilmington, choreography meets film. In its seventh year, Dance-A-Lorus ignites the collaborative work of dancers and filmmakers and kicks off the Cucalorus Film Festival. WHQR’s Sara Wood reports the show has built momentum since its inception, and is one of the festival’s most anticipated events.

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Local
1:00 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Cucalorus Film Delves into Lejeune's Poisoned Water

Jerry Ensminger in his Marine uniform
Ensminger family photo

The Cucalorus Film Festival is bringing several documentary films to Wilmington, including Semper Fi: Always Faithful, about the water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

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Local
5:00 am
Thu November 10, 2011

Defining Beauty: Ms. Wheelchair America Screens at Cucalorus

Ms. Wheelchair America 2009 Michelle Colvard of Texas (left) speaking with other contestants

The Cucalorus Film Festival has taken over downtown Wilmington, bringing hundreds of feature films, shorts, and documentaries, including Defining Beauty: Ms. Wheelchair America which chronicles the 2010 pageant in South Dakota.

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6:05 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Dance-A-Lorus Fuses Film and Choreography

The Cucalorus Film Festival's and Dance Cooperative's Dance-A-Lorus
www.cucalorus.org

As Cucalorus begins in Wilmington, another annual tradition, Dance-A-Lorus takes place Thursday night at Thalian Hall.

WHQR's Sara Wood reports the event features eight collaborative works between dance choreographers and filmmakers.

For the past six years, The Dance Cooperative has produced the festival in conjunction with Cucalorus. Choreographer Kate Muhlstein says it's an exploration of the two forms of art working in tandem.

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