If there’s one thing independent film festivals do, it’s ask the deeper questions – and sometimes it’s just asking the questions others are too chicken to ask.
The 17th Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington’s indie film showcase, is full of fun, witty and sometimes naughty and bawdy films, but for those craving a spiritual theme, there are several such films showing today and this weekend, too.
Spend your late lunch hour today watching “Kumare.” The film is about the filmmaker’s social experiment of turning himself into a self-proclaimed guru and seeing how many followers he can gather.
Film shows: 1:30 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday on Thalian Hall’s Main stage
“Fambul Tok” speaks to the grassroots movement growing in Sierra Leone to build a culture of forgiveness there after that country’s brutal civil war.
Film shows: 1:45 p.m. Friday in Thalian’s black box theater
“Jesus was a Commie” is part of the Zaragova Shorts short film series Friday night and delves into one theory that Jesus’ philosophy aligned with Communism – without the penchant for violence.
Film shows: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Jengo’s Playhouse