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The Smell Of Money & Five Cents Screenings (Wilmington, NC)

November 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Cucalorus Film Festival presents The Smell Of Money & Five Cents- Thalian Black

November 17 | 7pm

The Smell of Money

When a corporate hog farm moves in––uninvited––on land her grandfather had purchased after claiming his freedom from slavery, Elsie Herring decides to fight back. But as her rural community becomes the epicenter of the pork industry’s explosion in America, Elsie’s struggle to save her family’s home and heritage becomes a battle against one of the world’s most powerful companies and its deadly pollution. After decades of defeat, Elsie, her neighbors, and a gutsy small-town lawyer take the world’s largest pork company to court. The residents risk everything for their rights to clean air, pure water, and a life free from the stench of shit. A story about the power of love for one’s family and community to triumph over colossal forces of injustice, The Smell of Money calls upon viewers to see the people behind what’s on our plates––and to join the fight for a better future for us all.

 2022 | 84 mins | English | United States

Premiere: North Carolina
Director: Shawn Bannon
Screenwriter: Jamie Berger
Producer: Shawn Bannon, Jamie Berger
Executive Producer: David Lowery, Kate Mara
Cast: Elsie Herring, Don Webb, René Miller, Cory Booker

Five Cents

A consumer finds himself in over his head after a string of purchases goes out of control. Drawn by hand on thousands of market data pages from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times with ink, white-out, gouache paint, gold leaf and other materials.

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November 17, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST


Historic Thalian Hall
310 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC
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