This progressive southern film festival takes place in the enchanted historic district of Wilmington, North Carolina. Cucalorus is a non-profit that has been building a constructive community of creative individuals for the past 18 years, extending support for resident artists, film-makers, choreographers, gypsies and aspiring youths. It is a non-competitive showcase of inspired feature films, enlightening documentaries, sequined shorts and bedazzled music videos from around the globe. The festival, which screens more than 150 works each year from at least 20 different countries, has been called a “breeding ground for artistic appreciation and good times alike” by MOVIEMAKER magazine.
In addition to spirited and innovative films, this year’s festival will include Dance-a-lorus, a live performance featuring cultivated collaborations between choreographers and filmmakers. The festival’s newest experimental showcase, Visual Soundwalls, has been expanding to become a sought-after reputable exhibit, with daily programs featuring independent music videos and interactive works on film. This year’s North Carolina retrospective artist, Jim Haverkamp, will orchestrate the first Strange Beauty Challenge, in which 13 filmmakers will be given a varietal selection of archival footage to create a short film in less than a week.
A quirky cultural experience for all humans, non-humans and monsters, Cucalorus has been one of Wilmington’s largest festivals for nearly two decades, so be sure to get your passes early. Festival attendees can take advantage of discounts on Pegasorus, Megasorus and Digasorus passes until September 30. The festival will hold its first ever Launch Party this fall, and all pass-holders are invited to suit up and get down on September 30.
Discounted Pass Packages are below:
Skip the lines with this First Class, All Access to unlimited screenings and special events
Free entry to the Pegasorus Luncheon, the Midnite Brunch, the Filmmakers Lounge and all other super-secret social events
Megasorus Pass $150 (regularly $175 on 9/30)
Access to Filmmakers’ Lounge, entry to Midnite Brunch and access to Jengo’s Backyard
Digasorus Pass $75 (regularly $85 on 9/30)
10 tickets total to festival screenings
Free access to events in Jengo’s Backyard
Jibasorus Ticket Package ($45)
For more information and to purchases passes visit: https://www.cucalorus.org/passes.asp or call 910.343.5995.