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What is a Cucalorus?

cuc•a•lor•us n., [orig. Gk. kukaloris, the dance of the shadows.]1. a film set apparatus placed in front of a light source to create a dappled lighting effect on a subject or background. also cookie, UK. gobo. 2. a film festival in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Check out the 28th annual Cucalorus Film Festival Program Guide here!



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The Cucalorus Film Festival takes place every November showcasing more than 150 independent films with a focus on supporting films directed by women and by people of color. Screenings are paired with bold performance art, authentic live music and social gatherings to bring together humans from all walks of life. The spirited celebration has been recognized as a breeding ground for young artists, new ideas, and future collaborations. Cucalorus brings together emerging creatives with new ideas that challenge us to look at the world in new ways. Festival programs focus on dance, justice, comedy, performance, cocktails and more.



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