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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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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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Cucalorus Brings Radical Cinema and Healing Hugs to Thousands of Attendees

Magic Cheese Film Festival by kids coming up on December 4   Wilmington, NC, November 23, 2021 – Five days of shared celebration echoed in downtown Wilmington as the 27th annual Cucalorus Festival closed in the wee hours on Monday, November 15. Organizers,...

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