WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Cucalorus Film Festival has been going for 21 years now, and this year, they're really outdoing themselves in their effort to offer the best in film--and, for the first time, bring you closer to the business and technology that goes right along with it.
Cucalorus CONNECT is a new initiative to create new partnerships between filmmakers and entrepreneurs. The film festival is partnering with the UNC-W Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to hold the workshops and meetups, which run throughout the festival. You can read more about what led to the creation of CONNECT here: http://bit.ly/1PEGmDN
Head down to Ziggy's on Market Street this Friday night for "VJs and DJs BFs 4 Evs." The event merges the annual Midnight Brunch with a showcases of films presented simultaneously with live DJs. The event goes up at Ziggy's on November 13th from 10pm to 1am. Tickets are $20. You can read more about the event here: http://bit.ly/1O6abLO
Finally, a film screening this weekend takes a somber look at a tragic and shameful event from Wilmington's past. "Wilmington on Fire" tells the story of the 1898 Massacre, the only successful coup d'état in American history.The film explores the events from an African-American perspective and looks into what led up to the massacre, and how it still affects the city today. "Wilmington on Fire" screens Saturday, November 14th at 3:45pm on the Thalian Hall Main Stage. Tickets range from $10 to $20. You can read more about the making of the film here: http://bit.ly/1N0b37F