Film Studies

Jul 3, 2018

Six Must-See 21st Century Documentaries About Life in North Carolina

Film studies professor Marsha Gordon lists six memorable documentaries, released within the past 20 years, that capture the spirit of North Carolina.

Jun 21, 2018

The Cult Classics That Never Die

From “Pink Flamingos” to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” cult films have staying power. NC State film studies professor Marsha Gordon discusses the genre on “Movies On The Radio” with WUNC-FM State of Things host Frank Stasio.

May 1, 2018

Fascination and Delight: Q & A with Marsha Gordon, Co-Director of ‘Rendered Small’

How NC State film studies professor Marsha Gordon made a documentary about the smallest town in North Carolina. It's her first foray into filmmaking.

Mar 14, 2018

Movies on the Radio: Ladies Who Lead

NC State film studies prof. Marsha Gordon discusses films that feature strong female leads.

Mar 8, 2018

#MeToo on the 1930s Silver Screen

On Australian radio, NC State Professor of Film Studies Marsha Gordon talks about movies from the 1930s that demonstrate how far back sexual predation and exploitation of women go on the silver screen, and how integral these views were to Hollywood’s imagining of women’s lives.

Jan 30, 2018

Nuclear Disasters and ‘The Day After’

Marsha Gordon was among the 100 million people who watched a controversial "what if" film in the early 1980s about nuclear disaster. Now a professor of film studies at NC State, Gordon asks, "Is it time for a 21st century version of 'The Day After'?"

Jan 3, 2018

Movies on the Radio: Money, Money, Money

From grim tales of greedy gangsters like "Baby Face," "Scarface," and "Goodfellas" to the cheesy 1980s film "They Live" that told viewers, "[Money] is your God," directors have tackled the subject of money for years. Marsha Gordon, NC State Film Studies, discusses films on Movies on the Radio.

Dec 12, 2017

Alum’s Documentary Shines Light on Real Lives of Teachers

Film studies alum Rob Phillips got to pursue his passion for documentaries in "Teacher of the Year," a film that explores the complexities of teaching in the 21st century.

Dec 6, 2017

The Magic Of Animation: Movies On The Radio

NC State film professor Marsha Gordon discusses our favorite animated movies with Movies on the Radio host Frank Stasio and Laura Boyes, film curator at the NC Museum of Art.

Oct 25, 2017

Movies On The Radio: Witches, Wizards, And Warlocks

NC State film studies professor Marsha Gordon discusses the lasting legacy of witches, wizards and warlocks in the movies.