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our otherwise hypersexualized society. Layering vérité interviews and vintage sex-ed films with candid self-reflection and wry narration, Shechter reveals myths, dogmas and misconceptions behind this “precious gift.” Sex educators, porn producers, abstinence advocates, and outspoken teens share their own stories of having — or not having — you-know-what. Running time: 1 hour, 6 minutes.

makers as they rebuild their lives and families, learn to investigate cases, work to support each other, and campaign to fix the criminal justice system. Fun fact: Director Jamie Meltzer came to Cucalorus in 2012 with his film The Informant.

Rodents of Unusual Size,

In So Many Words,

Documentary feature directed by Elisabeth Haviland James When: Sunday, November 17, 4:15 p.m. Venue: Thalian Hall, Black Box, 310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington

Documentary project directed by Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer, and Quinn Costello When: Saturday, November 16, 4:30 p.m. Venue: Jengo’s Playhouse, 815 Princess Street, Wilmington

Lucy Daniels believes that a family secret her sister told her when she was 4 years old radically impacted the trajectory of her life, and set in motion a life-long debilitating mental illness. Born into a prominent and powerful newspaper-magnate family, from an early age Lucy defined her worth by her ability to write. Despite early success, she was struck with severe anorexia and subjected to brutal treatment in mental institutions, only to survive, pen her first best-seller, and ultimately win a Guggenheim Prize in literature — all before the age of 22. Running time: 1 hour, 17 minutes.

The fragile wetlands of Louisiana are under relentless attack by legions of twenty-pound semi-aquatic invasive rodents known as nutria, which have greatly accelerated coastal erosion and made the bayou much more vulnerable to hurricanes. Keeping the giant swamp rats at bay are a group of colorful and off-beat residents, who are in the midst of defending their land, culture and way of life. This documentary tells the story of how invasive species, environmental issues and a unique group of people are colliding at the edge of the world in an attempt to restore and protect coastal Louisiana before it disappears.


Works-in-Progress

Midnight Madness

Unfinished works brought to you in an informal setting; filmmakers share their secrets and seek input.

Cinematic visions for the night crowd, a mash-up of sex, horror and the bizarre. For mature audiences only.

Freedom Fighters,

Documentary project directed by Jamie Meltzer When: Saturday, November 16, 1:30 p.m. Venue: Jengo’s Playhouse, 815 Princess Street, Wilmington A new detective agency in Dallas, Texas, is founded by a group of exonerated men, with decades in prison served between them. They call themselves the Freedom Fighters, and they are looking to free innocent people still behind bars. This character-driven documentary follows these change56

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Borgman,

Narrative feature directed by Alex Van Warmerdam When: Friday, November 15, 10 p.m. Venue: Thalian Hall, Main Stage, 310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process. Announced as this year’s submission to the Academy Awards from the Netherlands, Borgman is competing for Best Foreign Film at the 2014 awards show. Running time: 1 hour, 55 minutes. The Art & Soul of Wilmington

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The Art & Soul of Wilmington

November 2013 Salt  

The Art & Soul of Wilmington

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