Dan Brawley has been at the helm of Wilmington's Cucalorus Film Festival for 18 years (this is year 22 for the Fest). His leadership of Cucalorus has never become routine-the festival seems to be in continual manifestation, reaching out and building bridges between itself and everything else: Kidsalorus, Dancealorus, panels for entrepreneurs, innovators and dreamers, music, shadow puppets, comedy. You can choose to slip between reality and virtual reality. But most importantly, you can watch the films-260 of them.
This year, the festival is paying special tribute to cinematographer Joe Dunton, who Dan calls the godfather of Cucalorus. The retrospective includes 3 films Dunton shot: Oliver, The Shining, and Dance Craze. Dunton will hold "office hours" in the Thalian Hall Ballroom on Saturday to chat with folks.
Dan speaks about how to approach the festival if you're a newcomer and tells us about a couple of his favorite pic picks; listen above.