June 5th-August 6th, 2011
The Cucalorus Summer Series kicked off June 5th at Jengo’s Playhouse with Austin-based band Loves It! As the duo crooned away in the backyard people played cornhole, sipped on moonshine and picked a few crispy drumsticks down to the bone. The core of Summer Series highlights Wilmington-based filmmakers who have feature films in production as Cucalorus re-introduces the “Local Focus” program. Leading off is Shannon Silva (June 18) followed by Dylan Patterson (June 23), Hank & Jed Movie Pictures (July 1), Benedict Fancy (July 16) and Meg Lansaw (July 23). A portion of the proceeds will go towards the development of the artists current projects.
In addition to the Local Focus events, the festival will host the first ever “Cucalorus Doggie Style,” an event for families, dogs and hip cats. (No tickets needed for canines – bones will be provided – taking place on July 10.) The last portion of the summer series is dedicated to the Cucalorus Summer Film Camp (August 1-4). Budding filmmakers ages 10-14 spend one week with industry professionals working in tight knit groups to make music videos for local bands. In addition to an influx of artistry, campers will get to see their accomplishments in action at the Red Carpet Screening Party August 6th.
The Summer Series supports local film and highlight the benefits of becoming a Cucalorus member. As a member you can get into the events for free. If you’re not don’t you worry, become one at the party! Tickets can be purchased for $8 online or for $12 at the door. Live music, dog parties, backyard barbecues, Cucalorified drinks, film screenings and film camp all help Jengo’s Playhouse live up to its name this season. A complete list of the events can be found on our website. See you all there!