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Three UNCG films to screen at the Cucolorus Film Festival Nov. 10th-13th

UNCG will be represented at the Cucolorus Film Festival by 3 films; Dr. Michael Frierson’s experimental film Camroulette, Mariah Dunn’s experimental film, Nite Lite,  and Adrienne Ostberg’s short documentary, A New Life.

Cucalorus was founded in 1994 by a filmmaking collective called TwinkleDoon. At the inaugural event, crowds wrapped around the block to see 16 local films screening at a restaurant by the Cape Fear River. These days Cucalorus Film Festival takes place every November in historic Wilmington, NC screening over 100 independent and international films in venues like the majestic and recently restored Thalian Hall as well as City Stage Theater and Jengo’s Playhouse. In 2009 MovieMaker Magazine recognized it as one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals” and by the Brooks Institute as one of the “Top Ten Film Festivals”

Camroulette (Dir. Dr. Michael Frierson) is an 7 minute experimental film built from iterated, symmetrical rotations of a mundane moment, accompanied by the sound of that sea shell you used to hold up to your ear.

Nite Lite (Dir. Mariah Dunn) is an experimental film that takes you on an unexpected journey into the night.

A New Life-(Dir. Adrienne Ostberg) A New Leash on Life is a program at the minimum security prison in Winston Salem which pairs inmates with puppies from the Humane Society. Over the course of 2 months, these dogs live at the prison, the inmates train and socialize them, and the men learn to receive the unconditional love from an animal in return.

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Written by uncgmst

October 12, 2011 at 7:50 pm

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