Archive for the ‘Cucalorus 2011’ Category

  • The Non Rom-Com:

    Nov 8, 11 • 697 Views • COVER STORY, Cucalorus 2011No Comments

    How to Cheat 11/10, 7:15 p.m. City Stage • 21 North Front St. $10 • www.howtocheatfilm.com I often joke that for a film to screen at Cucalorus, it has to feature full-frontal nudity. Based on 10 years of Cucalorus screenings and six years of covering the...

  • UNEXPECTED aSLICE OF LIFE: ‘Restoration’ is a universal story to which many will relate. Courtesy photo

    More of an Experience:

    Nov 8, 11 • 329 Views • COVER STORY, Cucalorus 2011No Comments

    Restoration 11/10, 1 p.m. • $10 Thalian Main Stage • 310 Chestnut St. www.menemshafilms.com/restoration Much like the furniture of Abel Fidelman’s (Sasson Gabai) shop, “Restoration” is a film that takes great time and care to make. It’s a very...

  • NAME THE PRICE: Director Kenneth Price worked on the documentary ‘The Wonder Year’ chronicling the life of NC hip-hop artist 9th Wonder. Courtesy photo

    Fuel for Passion:

    Nov 8, 11 • 568 Views • COVER STORY, Cucalorus 2011No Comments

    The Wonder Year 11/12, 4:15 p.m. City Stage • 21 North Front St. $10 • http://thewonderyear.l-r-g.com Kenneth Price is a man of action. There is no better way to describe him. He’s been producing and directing a constant stream of innovative work for...

  • TEENAGE ANGST: Gabriel del Castillo Mullally plays Jesse, a 13-year-old who struggles with his innocence of childhood and manifestion into adulthood in “Amy George.” Courtesy photo.

    Maturing Kids:

    Nov 8, 11 • 1831 Views • COVER STORY, Cucalorus 20112 Comments

    Amy George 11/11, 7:15 p.m. • 11/13, 10:30 a.m. City Stage • 21 North Front St. $10 • www.amygeorgemovie.com We were all once teenagers, experiencing everything from the horrific to the excellent. Rather we want to admit it or not, we were all dreaming...

  • 119Fword

    Aging Punk:

    Nov 8, 11 • 602 Views • COVER STORY, Cucalorus 2011No Comments

    The Other F Word 11/10, 4 p.m. • 11/13, 1 p.m. Thalian Black Box • 310 Chestnut St. $10 • www.theotherfwordmovie.com Is punk rock dead? Some say never. Others say the anarchic movement was DOA as soon as it became self-aware. Regardless of opinion, one...

  • GURU GUILE: Director Vikram Gandhi transformed himself into an Indian guru, making others believe he was connected to God, to challenge the idea of religious leaders in “Kumare.” Photo by Daniel Leeb.

    The Great Unveiling:

    Nov 8, 11 • 648 Views • COVER STORY, Cucalorus 2011No Comments

    Kumaré 11/11, 1:30 p.m. • 11/12, 10:30 a.m. Thalian Main Stage • 310 Chestnut St. $10 • www.kumaremovie.com Director Vikram Gandhi is a lot like me. Although I wasn’t raised in a family that devotedly practiced Hinduism as Gandhi, we both grew to...

  • 117semper

    A Sobering Story:

    Nov 8, 11 • 620 Views • COVER STORY, Cucalorus 20111 Comment

    Semper Fi: Always Faithful 11/9, 6 p.m. • Cape Fear River Watch, 617 Surry Street 11/12, 4 p.m. • Thalian Black Box 310 Chestnut St. • $10 11/13, 3 p.m. • Northside High School Auditorium, Jacksonville • Free The United States military is, in its...

  • ART OF ASSIMILATION: Enid Graham and Lee Tergesen embody the role-playing sociopaths of Joan and Gerry in ‘Silver Tongues.” Courtesy photo.

    Sharp and Unsettling:

    Nov 8, 11 • 612 Views • COVER STORY, Cucalorus 2011No Comments

    Silver Tongues 11/12, 10:15 p.m. • $10 Thalian Hall Main • 310 Chestnut St. http://silvertonguesmovie.com Bound to be one of cucalorus’ more unnerving flicks, “Silver Tongues” is a sharply unsettling and biting debut from Scottish writer/director...

  • POWER IN NUMBERS: A group of teenage girls escape to a beach house in a getaway gone awry in  “to.get.her.” Courtesy photo.

    A Girl’s World:

    Nov 8, 11 • 708 Views • COVER STORY, Cucalorus 2011No Comments

    to.get.her 11/11, 7:15 p.m. Thalian Hall Main • 310 Chestnut St. $15 • www.cucalorus.org The worst thing about declaring a “hedonistic night of no consequences” at the beach is that troubles are inevitable. For the teenage girls in “to.get.her,”...

  • BOYS IN THE TUNDRA: Jonathan Guggenheim and Chad Keith worked on ‘On the Ice’ in Barrow, Alaska, in winter/spring 2010. Courtesy photo.

    On Top of the World:

    Nov 8, 11 • 550 Views • COVER STORY, Cucalorus 2011No Comments

    On the Ice 11/10, 1 p.m. • 11/13, 7 p.m. City Stage • 21 N. Front St # 501 $10 • www.ontheicethemovie.com Imagine a place where the sun never rises between November and January. And never sets between May and August. Barrow, Alaska, sits on top of the...