The Cucalorus Film Festival kicks off next week


WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) — Films from around the world will be screened during the five-day Cucalorus Film Festival Nov. 16-20.

Now in its 28th year, the festival will showcase 136 independent and international films as well as special performances and conversations. Over 200 artists will be in attendance and films will be screened at Thalian Hall, the UNCW campus and Jengo’s Playhouse.

You can find tickets for individual screenings and performances here and multi-screening passes here.

Performances and screenings will take place daily on the main stage of Thalian Hall, including:

  • Hard Shell, Soft Shell: A narrative feature about a man who tries to win back his girlfriend after his elaborate proposal goes wrong.
    • Thursday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m.
  • NOTRE PÉRE, LE DIABLE (My Father, the Devil): A thriller about an African refugee who works in a small town in France and meets a priest with whom she believes she has a past.
    • Friday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. (Also November 17 at 4 p.m. at Jengo’s Playhouse)
  • Darwin’s Smile: A solo performance by Isabella Rossellini on the continuity between the emotional expressions of humans and animals.
    • Saturday Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Pez Outlaw: A feature-length documentary about a Michigan man who attempts to find a secret factory with extremely valuable Pez candy dispensers.
    • Sunday Nov. 20 at 1:30 p.m. (also Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Thalian Black)

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