Cucalorus Film Festival in full swing

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — If you are looking for something to do this weekend, the Cucalorus Film Festival is now in full swing.

Events kicked off last night and more films began Thursday morning in Downtown Wilmington. Films are being shown across the downtown area throughout the day and night.

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WWAY stopped by Thalian Hall Thursday afternoon where dozens of people checked out various documentaries like Acorn and the Firestorm. The film is about America’s largest grassroots community organizing group and their role in the 2008 presidential election.

Filmmaker Ashley Mills was there and said films that are focused on historical movements are inspiring.

“I think it has a bit of a stronger effect on me because I am really able to feed from it creatively, and personally, in a way that I’m not always able to with other documentary films,” Mills said. “So it was really great to watch.”



This is Mills’ first Cucalorus Festival and she said it will not be her last.