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
New Hanover County's Library looks at the impact of war on the home front with a new weekly film series.
By Megan V. Williams
Wilmington, NC – From women in the workplace to veterans ignored by the public, the United States' modern wars have left major changes on the domestic landscape. A new film series at the New Hanover County Main Library attempts to bring some of those consequences home.
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Wilmington's most infamous location shoot - Blue Velvet. With the movie briefly back on the big screen, WHQR's Megan Williams went looking for the film's local legacy...
By Megan V. Williams
Wilmington, NC – Two decades after director David Lynch chose Wilmington to represent his idealized American town... two decades after he drenched its sunlit surfaces in noir and nihilism... reminders of the film are often just around the corner.
North Carolina is home to the fastest growing Latino population in the country, which creates new, and contentious issues for the state. A new documentary looks at the situation of undocumented high school students, who aren't eligible for in-state tuition in North Carolina's higher education system. WHQR's Megan Williams sat down with the film's director, UNCW Education Professor Maurice Martinez...
The latest documentary by the chair of UNCW's film studies department, Lou Buttino, takes a personal look at the lasting effects of the Vietnam War. "Broken Brotherhood: Vietnam and the Boys from Colgate" reunited Buttino, a conscientious objector, with his former roommate, a veteran he hadn't spoken with in three decades. WHQR's Megan Williams talked with both men about the film, and the war.
Wilmington is no stranger to film crews, but it's not often that more than a dozen of them descend on the area at once. And that's exactly what will happen this weekend , when the Final Cut Film Festival sends its many crews of determined filmmakers out into the region. Their mission: come back with a short film, entirely shot and edited, in twenty-four hours. WHQR's Megan Williams sits down with the festival's director, Matt Mizell.