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Me at the opening night party at the Bellamy Mansion!
But don’t just take our word for it – peek into Larry Logo’s diary from last year’s festival…
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
9:30pm – Writing this from the porch of the Bellamy Mansion during the opening night party. Some fellow logos and I are hanging out. I don’t even mind waiting in line for more drinks (my favorite is the “Bug Juice” – tequila, pepper-honey syrup, and grapefruit juice) because of all the interesting humans around – wow, do they love to talk.
Dance-a-lorus, a mind-melting mix of film and live dance performance, kicked off the festival earlier this evening. I got to Thalian Hall a little early to pick up my all-access pass and made a beeline for the Filmmaker’s Lounge, where I ordered a free Party Punch from the bartender (2 parts moonshine, 1 part carrot juice, 1 part pineapple juice – that’s healthy, right?) and chatted with a filmmaker or two. One just arrived from Australia – whew! – and told me to check out his short film playing this weekend. Cool. Ready to stuff my face with films tomorrow.
Grooving at Visual/Sound/Walls! Music vids played on over ten screens.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014
6:30pm – Took a half-day at work and got to see a couple good movies this afternoon. I brought a couple of logo friends to see Force Majeure, that hilarious Swedish film that everyone’s been talking about at other festivals. Tonight I’m grabbing a bite downtown and exploring Visual/Sound/Walls, the music video party madness at Bourgie Nights. Apparently they have a music video set up there on an Oculus Rift. (Will that fit on my square-shaped head…?)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014
9:00pm – Took Lucy Logo and Lucas Logo to a film and the Sandwiches ‘n Selfies Party at Five Star Tavern. Someone made me the best pimento cheese sandwich I’ve ever had in my life…
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
A friend and I in front of Jengo’s Playhouse – festival screening venue, Cucalorus headquarters, and backyard hangout spot.
1:00pm – So I’ve been really excited for the Dino De Laurentiis retrospective screenings this year. He was such an awesome producer – Flash Gordon, anyone?! – and this afternoon I’ll get to watch Crimes of the Heart on the big screen and see his wife and producing partner Martha De Laurentiis talk about Wilmington film history. Maybe she’ll autograph my Hannibal Season 1 DVD?!
11:30pm – Note to self: Remember to go to the Midnight Brunch on the Henrietta Riverboat again next year!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014
7:00pm – I think I may have watched more films this weekend that I have in the last six months – plus lots of business cards and Facebook friend requests. Just went to the screening of this year’s 10×10 filmmaking challenge, which is a Cucalorus program that pairs up filmmakers and entrepreneurs who make a video together during the week of the festival. So cool!11:45pm – So I guess this wraps up twenty years of Cucalorus. Of course I couldn’t resist singing “Taking’ Care of Business” at the Karaoke Costume Closing Night Dance Party at Hell’s Kitchen. I can see the humans here really like karaoke. If only I had the day off tomorrow to recover…
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