Arts at UNCW

Cucalorus Outdoor Film Screenings

In partnering with the Cucalorus Film Festival, the Lumina Festival will host two FREE outdoor film screenings at the UNCW Amphitheatre. The first screening on July 19 will feature the quirky and absurd apocalypse comedy "Diani & Devine Meet The Apocalypse" and the second screening on July 26 will be an Ocean Documentary Double Feature including Nate Daniels’ “Bound by Sea” and Olivia Wyatt’s “Sailing a Sinking Sea.”

Outdoor Film Screening July 19


Real life comedy duo and couple, Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine, play themselves as a modern day "Burns and Allen" struggling to make it in show business. When all power and communication systems mysteriously shut off, they pack up their troubles and hit the road with their dog, Watson, and their cats Mrs. Peel in search of a safe haven to wait out the possible extinction event. A crowd-pleasing road trip into the absurd world of apocalypse comedy.

Outdoor Film Screening July 26

Bound By Sea

Sailing A Sinking Sea

Bound By Sea: The ocean is a powerful force. She teaches us about failure, but also about success. How to fall, and how to get back up. Jack Viorel fell in love with the ocean at a young age. The ocean saved his life. Now, he is giving back and using the ocean as a tool to save others from whatever they are struggling with. Join Jack and his daughter Gabby as they travel to four oceans of the world to share their love of surfing while helping those in need.

A documentary about the cost of charity on a family. While the husband and 9 year old daughter travel the globe teaching children in need how to surf, the wife is left at home to pay for the trip and pick up the pieces.

Filmed on location in: North Carolina, India, California, & Norway.

Sailing A Sinking Sea: An experimental documentary exploring the culture of the Moken people of Burma and Thailand. The Moken are a seafaring community and one of the smallest ethnic minority groups in Asia, traditionally spending eight months out of the year in thatch-roofed wooden boats. Wholly reliant upon the sea, their entire belief system revolves around water. Sailing A Sinking Sea weaves a visual and aural tapestry of Moken mythologies and present-day practices. As a viewer you will swim under the sea past fishes and mermaids, sail boats across turquoise waters, land on 13 different islands, step inside sea shanties on stilts, delve into the minds of shamans, become possessed through the worship of sea gods, dance between lovers and emerge drenched in Moken mythology.