“(Not So) Bad Girls,” A New Season of MovieDiva Film Series Starts on July 19 at the Carolina Theatre

July 18, 2023 by Sandy Lerebours

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DURHAM, NC July 18, 2023— “(Not So) Bad Girls,” a new season of the MovieDiva Film Series, starts July 19 at the Carolina Theatre. MovieDiva’s (Not So) Bad Girls will screen classic films led by strong female characters on select Wednesdays until November 29, 2023.  

This installment of the series spotlights nonconformist women— a barroom floosie in “Destry Rides Again,” an outspoken actress of a certain age in “All About Eve,” a jewel thief in “Topkapi”, and a mob wife in “Married to the Mob,” amongst others. Despite being shunned by society, the female protagonists in the nine films in the series choose to subvert societal expectations. 

“Society may call the women in the series “bad,” but they would disagree! The way other people see you is not necessarily who you are. These films show that maybe these women are not so bad after all! Through their journeys and adventures we see the courage, gumption, and satisfaction of going against societal norms as a woman, ” says Laura Boyes, curator and host of the MovieDiva Film Series.  

The series will also feature a screening of “There’s Always Tomorrow,” based on a story by Ursula Parrott on November 11. The screening will be followed by a discussion and book signing with Marsha Gordon, author of “Becoming the Ex-Wife: The Unconventional Life and Forgotten Writings of Ursula Parrott.” 

MovieDiva is part of the theater’s Retro Film Series, which hosts double-features of classic films most Friday nights and includes several sub-series of films including Retro Epics Film Series, featuring some of the most monumental movies in film history; Retro: The Criterion Collection Film Series, which includes culturally important classic and contemporary films that are a part of Criterion’s archive; and Disney-Quest, showcasing Disney animated classics. More sub-series in the Retro Film Series can be found on the Carolina Theatre’s website. 

The full series of MovieDiva films and tickets can be found at carolinatheatre.org. MovieDiva tickets are $10 (plus taxes and fees) per feature film.  




About The Carolina Theatre of Durham: 

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which manages the city-owned Carolina Theatre at 309 W. Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701. Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is dedicated to presenting vibrant, thought-provoking film and live performances that contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of downtown Durham and the Triangle Region. More information at carolinatheatre.org.